Anna Nicole Smith Dies

Feb 8, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Former reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith died Thursday after collapsing in a Florida hotel at age 39.

The one-time Playboy Playmate of the Year had one of the first celebrity reality programs, which drew high ratings for E! Entertainment when it launched in 2002. “The Anna Nicole Show” aired until 2004.

Ms. Smith was well-known for her marriage to 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall. Her attempt to gain a larger share of his estate was heard last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Most recently, Ms. Smith was in the news because of the death of her 20-year-old-son Daniel Smith in September, three days after she had given birth to a baby girl in the Bahamas.

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