UPDATE 12:20pm: Reginald Ferguson QPM, Assistant Commissioner for the Royal Bahamas Police Force, tells TMZ that whenever there is a sudden death in the Bahamas, the police have a duty to look into the death. Concerning the death of Daniel Smith, Ferguson says that "there were no signs of physical injury or violence" evident in the hospital room where Smith died, and there are "no reports of drugs, legal or illegal, on [Smith's] person at this time." Moreover, says Ferguson, "Nothing is ruled out. There are no signs of suicide, and police are waiting for pathology reports to make further determinations."
Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday in the Bahamas, three days before her son Daniel Smith, 20, died suddenly, on Sunday.
According to a statement posted on Smith's website annanicole.com, "On September 7th Anna Nicole gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl. Her son Daniel was in the Bahamas with her to share in the joy of his baby sister when he passed away suddenly on the morning of September 10th. We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor."
Daniel Smith appeared frequently in his mother's E! network reality series "The Anna Nicole Show." Smith, per her statement, is "absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."
Smith has not revealed who the father of her child is, and earlier this year won a US Supreme Court decision to collect her stake in her late husband J. Marshall Howard's fortune.
Anna Nicole's Son Dies, Daughter Born
9/11/2006 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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