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It's Dr. Perper Time

3/25/2007 7:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole SmithDr. Joshua Perper will reveal the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death on Monday. With reports swirling that an infection contributed to her death, TMZ has learned about a photograph of an earlier infection that could explain a lot.

The photo that is making the rounds shows Anna, eight months pregnant, with an infection on her leg. Sources tell TMZ that it was caused by an injection.

The National Enquirer and Star magazine are reporting that Anna had a "raging blood infection" which was caused by an unsterilized needle, and that it "contributed to her death." The magazines say, however, that the direct cause of death was an overdose of sleeping medication.

TMZ first reported that during his investigation, Dr. Perper asked people who knew Anna about self-injections of Demerol and whether she sterilized the skin area first with alcohol.

Dr. Perper will announce his finding at 10:30 AM ET. TMZ will cover it as it happens.

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16.

Me    

#4: Close.
#5: Close.

Premeditated.

2769 days ago
17.

Let sleeping bodies rest in peace...........    

An overdose by a depressed mother.

2769 days ago
18.

angela    

#1 how can you bet on someone's death and not only
that the findings has not been announced yet.
Either way her so call lover, protector, doctor and
friends did not reach out to her enough to prevent
what they said would be the obvious.
She needed help and no one came to her aid.
Coward left her alone for once in her life to die
alone why he purchase a boat. Left her only
living soul home in the Bahamas.

2769 days ago
19.

Connie Lynn    

Accidental, but covered up!!! I have believed that they were trying to taper her off of the narcotics and tranquilizers....and chlora hydrate would be a drug to do that. The injections were probably "B-12" shots given for the nervous system while detoxing from any substance. Stern probably discovered she wasn't breathing....and "AS ANNA WANTED"..took her Big T Shirt off....and posed her in the nude and tucked her in neatly, like Marilyn Monroe. The same Chlora Hydrate that killed Marilyn Monroe. TOO OBVIOUS. INTENSIVE CARE IS WHERE SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN 3 DAYS SOONER...STILL WOULD BE ALIVE!!!!!!! HANG THEM ALL!!!

2769 days ago
20.

Susan    

Anna Nicole's death was "ACCIDENTAL" drug overdose, and Dr. Perper will have EVERY "T" crossed and "I" dotted.

There is NO doubt.

2769 days ago
21.

Let sleeping bodies rest in peace...........    

Death by an overdose which will be ruled accidental.

2769 days ago
22.

Nancy Whitaker    

HKS killed Daniel and ANS. It's simple as that. He made sure that Anna had drugs, allegedly gave Daniel drugs, and it was all for money. Daniel had even went to a private eye shortly before he died. It is Dr. Perper time. Time for the report, time for the dna result, and time for justice for Daniel and ANS. Perper aggravates me because he acts like he's building up for a BIG finale. He's had his 15 minutes of fame, now what? I hope the truth comes out soon. Nancy Whitaker

2769 days ago
23.

Attention Ho    

I don't know the answer but my gut from the beginning said something ain't right here.
I would like to see it dealt with truthfully.
And, most importantly, I'd like Howard to give Larry his baby back!!!!!

2769 days ago
24.

kim    

Yet again the Clown Video helps to make revelations. An infection on her leg in that vid? This has become so sad, she was like an old person who did not get adequate health care by her caregivers. Sad so sad.

2769 days ago
25.

Lenn K.    

I believe it was an overdose and that Daniel was probably murdered. This show is going full-speed ahead. Everything is now in motion and Howard's worse days are ahead. Stay tuned!!!!

2769 days ago
26.

Let sleeping bodies rest in peace...........    

I'll wait for Dr. Perper's announcement before I judge.

2769 days ago
27.

Give me a break!    

Of all the gorgeous pictures of this woman, this is the one TMZ posts! They should be ashamed!!!!!!!!!!!!

2769 days ago
28.

cookie    

Being Anna appeared addicted to prescription drugs, (different names), and Howard admitted in the hearing to getting them for her, in several names, I think he wanted her dead, and her son too. How can he have custody of her daughter, when he could be a suspect. How can he have anything to say about it. Dannielynn should be put with protective services, until this mess is straightened out, get her away from him, he has $ signs for ears, and he is a dirt, claiming to be a lawyer. How much money did he make so far since both deaths? Was he the one who went to the house after her death and took her things, now selling on ebay? What is wrong with this picture???? Everything.

2769 days ago
29.

it's no longer called news    

none of the above. She's in an undisclosed location with Elvis in the witness protection program being guarded by Virgie's "I can't tell you what he does" FBI son. Daniel is with her and she never had a baby, Birkhead is Secret Service and set the whole charade up.

2769 days ago
30.

lee    

who knew is exactly correct..who was with her 24/7 ??? who knew everything she did ??
motive & opportunity=======premeditated !!!!!!!!!

2769 days ago
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