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Report: Howard K. Stern Executor of Anna's Will

2/9/2007 9:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

ET is reporting that Anna Nicole Smith did, in fact, have a will. According to the show, it was written before the death of her son Daniel and the birth of daughter Dannielynn -- and names Howard K. Stern as the executor.

The document reportedly named Daniel as her sole heir, but now that she had a daughter, Dannielynn is, as of now, Anna's closest next of kin.

A family law expert tells TMZ that disposition will get sticky depending on what happens with the paternity suit and whether or not Anna and Howard's Bahamian commitment ceremony is deemed legally binding by a probate court. One complex issue is that Howard cannot legally be the executor and a beneficiary of the will.

Anna's complicated legal woes have followed her to the morgue.

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trishm32    

And this is a shocking story??? Whatever!! Everyone that wanted any part of ANS or now Dani is only after her money. My prayers are with Dani right now and Dani only!!!

2721 days ago
17.

Rick    

Whoa!!!!! Howard K Stern Executor of her will. I really think they need to investigate this guy.....two deaths and he was the last to see these people alive. I believe this Shyster killed both of them. These two people were known drug users and giving them an overdose or some other way to die.

2721 days ago
18.

James    

Howard being the executor and eliminated as beneficiary to ANS estate should be indication enough that he isn't after the $$$$.

2721 days ago
19.

tattoo    

The man is gay. All he wants is the money. He cares nothing about the baby. And her Mother is only after the money. What about ZAZA Gabors husband saying hes the father.

2721 days ago
20.

sue    

call me nuts, but what if her son daniel was the father of the baby and that's why she was fighting the DNA tests. hey, stranger things have happened.

2721 days ago
21.

GW    

Says whom, that he can't be both executor and heir of Anna's will? Bahamanian law? Because I've previously been both executor and heir -- why can't Howard?

2721 days ago
22.

His.ShowBixMom    

The saddest aspect of this whole mess is that IMO there is not anyone involved who is fit to raise the baby. Family welfare needs to get involved ASAP.

2721 days ago
23.

Alana    

Most of you "blog" writers are losing sight that this is another human being. Someone who loved and felt so much--to include pain that she self-medicated. The bubbly, vivacious, funny ANS will be missed by many. She was a true survivor who endured. The sudden, tragic death of an offspring--I'm certain would take it's immediate control on any parent across the globe. I think ANS died of a broken heart--wings clipped here on earth but not for long she will soar with Daniel and never be forgotten...

2721 days ago
24.

MochaP    

People, lets get REAL..This crap smells bad from the get go!! Howard K. Stern has enabled this entire situation from the beginning. The Judge who did not have enough legal BALLS to order a paternity test should be dis-barred..lol There are enough dead beat dads out there and here is one trying to claim what right he has to his daughter..If he is the dad, HKS..then he should have no problem swiping his mouth. He purposely led Anna to the Bahamas knowing full well what his LEGAL intentions were. There is no reason that Judge should have ordered that Pat test given the unfortunately death of Annie.. This stinks sooo bad and this whole ordeal has Howard K.Stern all over it. Of course Anna had a will and I am sure he made certain of what was on that will. And for Annie's Lawyer to call Larry Birkhead dispectable, well this entire ordeal is salty if Howard K. Stern can't provide and be a man and show the world if he is indeed The BABY'S DADDY..

Pray for the Baby

2721 days ago
25.

ellina    

Stern had nothing to do with either death. He was so whipped over this woman that he ruined his career and reputation to be with her. He is not after any money.....he has stuck with her all these years because he desparately wanted her to return his affections. I bet she never even had sex with him and he said all that shit about their relationship cause she made him.

I have a feeling that he was just too big of a pussy to ever say no to any of her crazy requests and always gave in. The baby is not his and he knows it. However, I think that he is the only person on earth who was truly in love with Anna and cared about her. He would not take advantage of kid, if he got custody.....that is if he doesnt kill himself first cause I doubt he can live without Anna.

2721 days ago
26.

Mad Balls    

He looks like a crazy pyscho killer in this picture .

2721 days ago
27.

ellina    

Stern had nothing to do with either death. He was so whipped over this woman that he ruined his career and reputation to be with her. He is not after any money.....he has stuck with her all these years because he desparately wanted her to return his affections. I bet she never even had sex with him and he said all that shit about their relationship cause she made him.

I have a feeling that he was just too big of a pussy to ever say no to any of her crazy requests and always gave in. The baby is not his and he knows it. However, I think that he is the only person on earth who was truly in love with Anna and cared about her. He would not take advantage of kid, if he got custody.....that is if he doesnt kill himself first cause I doubt he can live without Anna.

2721 days ago
28.

Mad Balls    

He has the eyes of a maniac .

2721 days ago
29.

filling in for Colombo    

someone mistakenly said:

"Howard being the executor and eliminated as beneficiary to ANS estate should be indication enough that he isn't after the $$$$."

Oh really?

He claimed paternity of Darilynn remember. Officially. Then the court case for DNA test. Days later, while she was with Stern, ANS is murdered by him to stop the DNA test finding out the truth. Next, Stern and his lawyer have denied access to ANS body for the test, despite emergency order from court.

Stern seems to be a killer attempting to hold together his little 1 billion dollar theft.

Surely, another heir being dead only days after in the same damn hospital room, her 20 year old son?! Process of elimination. The trolls are out in force--to defend that ghoul above! Sheesh.

On behalf of the recently established Colombo Society of Reading Between the Lines, paternity and 1 billion dollars can lead to murder... Where's Peter Falk? What an episode:

From CNN:

The tumult surrounding Smith's life now intensifies in death. Plunged into turmoil are

[1] [ongoing] efforts to determine her baby daughter's paternity [potential heir]

[2] and the question of who will inherit her late husband's estate, estimated at more than $1 billion.

[3] Clearing the heirs? Smith dies only five months after her 20-year-old son [heir], Daniel, died in his mother's Bahamas hospital room. [wha?]

[4] Clearing the heirs, though one left: Daniel's death [conveniently] came just three days AFTER Smith gave birth to [novel heir] daughter Dannielynn Hope. The paternity of this child is unestablished though claimed officially by Stern, who married her only 90 days ago.

[5] Where's the billion dollar child? "Dannielynn was not with her mother and Stern at the hotel, sources say, but was being "cared for" in the Bahamas [where the other heir died...] by the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official who is a close friend of Smith's.

[6] another potential heir: Stern, with whom she exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony on Sept. 28 [just about 90 days ago], "is just devastated," [lawyer] Rale [claims]. "He can't speak."

[7] Anna Nicole "suddenly dies" days after court orders DNA test to find out whos child it really was, and i..e, who's billion dollars it was] "On Wednesday, a Los Angeles judge had ordered Smith and Dannielynn to submit to a DNA test by Feb. 21. Then she's dead. The test is tied to a paternity lawsuit filed by photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims he is Dannielynn's father. Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, is listed [as if he is the billion dollar largesse heir] as the infant's father on her birth certificate [instead].

[8] After the news of Smith's death, an emergency hearing was scheduled to occur in Los Angeles on Friday regarding the paternity of Dannielynn, PEOPLE reports. Seems Birkhead's lawyer is desperate to get DNA sample from Anna Nicole Smith before she rots away as dead mere days after court ordered DNA test to determine the eventual fate of 1 billion dollars.

[9] When Smith arrived at the hotel, a witness tells PEOPLE, "she seemed a little woozy. She was walking straight but was being held up by Stern."...

[10] Smith's death occurs only days after the court order for the DNA paternity test. Hard to test a dead body....

[11] An emergency hearing was scheduled to occur in Los Angeles on Friday regarding the paternity of Dannielynn, PEOPLE reports. Birkhead's attorney, Deborah Opri, wants to take a DNA swab from Smith's corpse, which Anna Nicole Smith lawyer strangely is hot to avoid: Rale calls "the lowest form of behavior I've ever heard of." For a lawyer to opine about low behavior when his own connection to 1 billion dollars is threated by the test, is rather sick.

If the child is Sterns' great for him. He has officially claimed it. If he's lying on the official birth certificate and that was about to be found out, hmm. Motive for murder of his recent wife to stop the DNA test confirmation/denial. He only 'married' her 90 days go, rushed into it only three weeks after the daughter heir was born, which he subsequently claimed as well. Photographer Birkhead on the other hand (as well as Stern really) would have motivation to kill previous heir 20 year old son of Smith mere days after this child his born. Either way Stern or Birkhead have motives for murder in a realistic world...some of them twice over.

[12] Why does Stern run down to establish that he is publicly frantic, instead of simply calling for an ambulance from the room where Nicole is? Does he just leave her alone there? Surely a husband would stay by her side particularly after calling the ambulance. "A few minutes later [Stern] ran out of the elevator [to the front desk.] He was frantic." Then strangely after this little display, Stern went back upstairs, the witness said – and m

2721 days ago
30.

Enough Already!    

#8 Nuts? how about one sickassed human being. You ASSHOLES every heard the expression "not to speak ill of the dead" Im already so sick of this crap. This poor woman was in massive pain over her son, she never got a chance to enjoy her little girl. This jerk Larry, if he was the father, should have respected her enough to let her grieve, instead he went on shows babbling a bunch of bullshit. Now then Anna Nicole's horrid mother has finally found her way into the middle of it all even though Anna Nicole made it clear to the whole world she wanted no part of that woman...how tragic! And now some of you stupidassed people are saying shit like Howard K Stern was trying to get the money (Id like to know what money) and then we got this moron up above saying Anna Nicole was screwing her own son. Twisted ASSHOLE! Poor Anna Nicole, yes she wasnt acting right .Her beloved son died a few days after her baby was born.....i dont think it takes a rocket scientist to realize she wasnt on point. But some of the things you people are typing are just asinine

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