Anna Nicole Smith died one year ago today – and yet, she’s still in the headlines, still thought of, obviously by her friends and family, but the general public too.
She was a larger than life icon at times, but was often thought of as being “famous for being famous.” She modeled, posed for Playboy, did a few movies, some television shows, was featured in a few music videos, had her own reality TV program, married some really, really old billionaire, was sometimes a trainwreck in the things that she did, battled her weight in the public eye and yet, she still managed to endear people to her.
Perhaps she was a bit misguided at times, sometimes came off like a bit of a nut, but I will say, she was a woman who loved her children dearly. She was predeceased by her son Daniel, who passed away in her hospital room in September of 2006 – just three days after his baby sister, Dannielynn was born.
Most say that Anna Nicole died the day that her son died, or at least her will to really live. She began (or continued) to self medicate and died of “combined drug intoxication.”
She left behind her sweet baby Dannielynn, who’s father is Larry Birkhead. I hope that Mr. Birkhead gets his act together and stops exploiting his little girl. She will most likely have to endure the public eye when she’s grown just because of who her parents are, particularly her mother, so why not let her have a few years without Entertainment Tonight following her?
Rest in peace, Anna, rest in peace.