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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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Give me a break!    

That photo WAS PRIVATE and STOLEN from their home, bet you wouldn't feel this way if it were you!

They have no right to even have that in their possession, it should be with the police along with FORD SHELLY..................BS Anna told him to take her belongings, after they were arguing and trying to evict her before she even died, you think SHE TOLD HIM TO TAKE HER BELONGINGS..................YEAH..............Whatever!

2767 days ago

Susan in PA    

I don't really trust Perper. He's been on every news show there is -- is that what a respected ME would do???? He's definitely into his fame..

and who did the police talk to???? all the loser hangers-on that Stern parades on ET who are all now talking suicide??? because they ALL bear responsibility for what happened and they all have to try to cover their asses

sorry if you Sternies are offended by the picture --- blame "poor" Howard for taking the video

2767 days ago


Please#44....The picture is of her....remember that's the one the world has HKS to thank for. Had he not filmed her junkie ass, this picture would not exist.
Her daughter is 5 months old.....It's unlikely that she is going to see this blog!!!!!!!
What her daughter doesn't deserve was a drug addicted,whorish mother.
Unfortunately, that exactly what she got!

2767 days ago

justice for daniel    

IMO I don't think Perper will say anything that might even "HINT" at murder. Premeditated or otherwise. (Hope I am wrong about this man) Just a gut feeling.

Maybe TMZ used this picture of Anna to remind us how Anna was deliberately drugged and used for profit before her last days, by the someone who claimed to love her to DEATH. Let's not kill the the messenger. Just my opinion.

2767 days ago

Sick Of It    

For those objecting to the "clown picture", get over it; this is a tabloid site, that is why you are here.

2767 days ago

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

John O'Queen is a snake in the Texas grass.

He said there were life insurance policies on Anna and there are NONE.

2767 days ago

I'll take Howie    

Whats the big deal?? She is no differnt than any other dirty junkie,She killed her self like the rest of them do,Why is this any differnt And her son same thing JUNKIES why blame anyone there all the same GET OVER IT

2767 days ago

Larry baby you go!    

#2 EQ?? "Negilgent Homcide" at the very least..

Where do or how do you come up with accidental? She was not alone, and you need to prove to me, that she took it on her own..

Anna, was disabled by her addiction, and those taking care of her, a lawyer/psycho-gist...knowing her state of mind professionally, needs to be held on a doubt here..I was employed by police departments and this is a case to stay open until every angle is searched and reviewed.

Anna's mom is not stupid here and she has the same feelings as many of us do..Not over yet. Anna died in the USA!!! And by damn, we have people that we here can complain to..

The motive is there for homicide. Not accidental.. Videos are a small step, but very leading..Shows she was not under control of herself. Others were...Howard, needs a good lawyer...People have been convicted on less evidence..Much less...Just by a thread..

Money talks in Hollywood...then spreads through the fibers of those that want a piece of something that they wouldn't get otherwise..Sour Fame.

"Negilgent Homicide" at the very least..

2767 days ago

Pam The REAL Pam    

Prescription Overdose /Premeditated murder 1. Anything less would be criminal by the state of Florida for pushing it under the rug.

Will charges be for both Howard and Dr. Death for Anna?

Charges in Bahamas: Premeditated Murder, just Howard for Daniel's death.
Squatting, Trespassing, Fraud, Forgery, Drug Trafficking, Kidnapping,Child Endangerment, Pet Endangerment (for carrying the doggy purse one-handed).
Providing Class IV Illegal substances to a pregnant woman.

Can anyone think of anything else to add. They need to throw the book at him, a big leatherbound one, that will "knock him out" as Dr. Ersobitch says.

Ron Rale and Dr Ersobitch conspiracy to commit murder for profit in both Florida and the Bahamas.

2767 days ago

Ignore HKS Paid Bloggers    


2767 days ago


An overdose accidental; imagine if all of the wives and husbands who let their spouses smoke and drink and then they die! Would that be premetated murder? I guess according to the blogs it should be. We are crossing a dangerous line here.

2767 days ago

Yeah, you ARE nuts!    

Howard has a plan alright, he plans to paint Dannilynn's face like a clown while see is drugged on those baby seditives they found at the Hardrock hotel room and sell the video because people just Love that mother/ daughter look a like stuff!!!!!

2767 days ago


I agree, the picture is fine. It is what was going on in Anna's life, we can't pretend it didn't happen.

2767 days ago


Give Me A Break -

You are right.... however.... of the two men, it has been Stern who has had the greater opportunity to do something, especially AFTER the baby was born. If nothing else, he could have threatened her with taking "HIS daughter away unless she got help. He could have said, "STOP...... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" He could have put down the camera, picked up his daughter and walked out, go stay with a friend. After all, according to the Bahamian birth certificate, HE is the 'dad', so therefore he wouldn't have been charged with kidnapping, had Vickie chosen that route. Besides, if she was stoned, the police would have arrested her and she would STILL have reeived help, only then it would have been Courrt-Ordered.

Yes, EVERYONE in her world, everyone SHE chose to keep around her... FAILED her. Stern was in the best position to have helped her, if he really truly wanted to. He just chose to film it all instead.

2767 days ago

Ignore HKS Paid Bloggers    

The picture of her on here is right on..sometimes reality has an ugly face.

2767 days ago
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