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Anna's Cause of Death Revealed

3/26/2007 11:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After performing an autopsy, it became clear that Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental overdose of medication.

Dr. Joshua Perper, the Medical Examiner for Broward County, just announced the 39-year-old former Playboy Playmate was taking a number of drugs, including methadone and anti-anxiety drugs, among others.

Anna did not take methadone the day she died, said Perper, but there was evidence she had taken it several days earlier.

Dr. Perper concluded that it was combined drug intoxication, including anxiety and depression medication, Valium, Ativan and antihistamines, that contributed to Smiths' death. She had also taken chloral hydrate, a strong sedative, which was a major component in her death.

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16.

Bye bye Sam    

I don't know if I believe all of this.....

2667 days ago
17.

Bring it on!    

OMG! Perper sounds like a talking horse for Howard K. Stern! blah, blah, blah

2667 days ago
18.

KMART    

BUT WHO SUPPLIED THE NEEDLE AND DRUGS

2667 days ago
19.

gettheboysawayfromher    

5 what does POS stand for

what a shame another ojs, what a bunch of cowards
now my concern is with larry, that bastard will keep the child, and larry will never get his daughter, no way now.

2667 days ago
20.

paidoff    

How Much did that statement cost?

2667 days ago
21.

NANA    

BUT, WHO WAS GIVING HER THE DRUGS?? IF SHE WAS SO OUT OF IT, SHE PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE THE PRESENCE OF MIND TO KEEP TAKING PILLS. PAINKILLERS AND ANTI-DEPRESSANTS/SOUND FAMILIAR??(DANIEL). HKS' JUDGEMENT DAY WILL COME IF HE IS RESPOMSIBLE FOR THESE DEATHS!!

2667 days ago
22.

Ohio    

Wow there sure are a lot of "Accidents" around Howard K. Stern. Wasn't Daniel's death suppose to have been accident too?

2667 days ago
23.

vel cro    

Who believes all the things HK$ had to say about her last days. He is a liar and should be investigated on both Danny and Anna Nicole's deaths. He is the one that killed both of them. He wants the baby for her money.

2667 days ago
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SUBPEONA ET    

Are there not laws about standing by as someone is in need of medical attention that leads to death?....Are a nurse/paramedic/phsycologist not held to a standard of professional conduct?....Or is that why they say they were there only AS FRIENDS? To protect any liability!!!........Is that why they claim of not being paid by Anna?........Can Vergie and/or the babies dad bring on a wrongfull death suit?.....How often does a ME call a judge in the middle of court proceedings?....Maybe he didn't want a second oppinion by another ME.......

2667 days ago
25.

Mrs. Laughing So Hard    

DR. PERPER; YOU HAVE HAD YOU 15 MINS. GO CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLE!

2667 days ago
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Mrs. Laughing So Hard    

DR. PERPER; YOU HAVE HAD YOU 15 MINS. GO CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLE!

2667 days ago
27.

Grow up Howie and face the music...you're duhn.    

IT doesn't matter that ANS didn't want to go to the hospital. They should have took her and not medicated her themselves.

2667 days ago
28.

Debi    

Is it really possible for someone in her "condition" to inject oneself in the butt????
I'm just not believing that the death was an accident.
Where's the baby, Why isn't the Children and Family Services on the doorsteps to get this baby away from "Dr Jekel."

2667 days ago
29.

Plush Girl    

This is BULL! Money talks and crap walks. Howie's mommie and daddie must have greased some palms somewhere.

2667 days ago
30.

Rania    

she had similar drugs in her system like Daniel. Daniel died of a lethal drug combination. and now Anna had of methadone(like Daniel) and a anti-anxiety drug (Daniel was using anti-derpessiants). how can this not look suspicions.

2667 days ago
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