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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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46.

Quiet    

The story is told in pure Perper style: just the facts. He was dropped accidentally on his head by his aunt when he was a small child and a blood clot thickened part of his skull.

2713 days ago
47.

SG    

Can anyone say cover up????

SG~

2713 days ago
48.

Carrie    

She did it to herself. Why blame those around her? Nobody could make her go to the hospital.

2713 days ago
49.

moe    

what i want to know is why they don't go after her "psychiatrist/friend". i'm a nurse, and haven't even seen chloral hydrate prescribed in at least 25 years. that drug is totally obsolete and dangerous--there are many better and safer medications readily available. and it certainly looks like the chloral hydrate was a major player in the death.

2713 days ago
50.

truthseeker    

WELL,, HKS DODGED THAT BULLET... WONDER HOW MUCH THAT COST HIM... ITS HARD TO GIVE YOURSELF A SHOT IN THE LEFT BUTT CHECK WHEN YOU ARE RIGHT HANDED... AND PERPPER GETS HIS INFROMATION FROM INTERVIEWING HKS... DONT BELIVE THIS ONE !!!!!!

2713 days ago
51.

Boo Hoo    

Boy wouldn't you think that Anna and her so called friends would of learned a lesson or two following her son Daniel's death? Anna was reckless and Stern is as dumb as a bag of nails. Yoh Stern get your head out of your ass!! With friends like you who needs enemies?

2713 days ago
52.

Anastasia    

That's it? That's what we waited all this time for? I don't believe it. After years of taking normal medications, how does one all of a sudden have an accidental overdose? Maybe an accidental overdose of heroine from someone who was clean and didn't realize they could take the same amount as they did before they were clean.
I just don't believe it. Her son AND her dying of the same type of thing?

2713 days ago
53.

susieq    

TO: All You Howard, Dr. E., Moe & Taz et al bashers:

May I suggest you look at my posts re "Cause of Death In Anna Nicole Case Imminent":
Or to make a long story short go to ET to learn more. Help Support the Dannielynn Trust Fund!
Thank God!

2713 days ago
54.

Christmas    

Tomarrow is the big day. 40 people testifing for the inquest. Most against Howard. It isn't over till the fat lady sings and I don't hear her. Then Larrys DNA and more court dates. Ron Rales you better find some work for Howard cause he needs money bad. ET can't pay enough for all the law suits coming to him. Then there will be suits about Daniel. Anna was taking diet pills from a Dr. not that trimspa that doesn't work. Growth hormone which I thought wasn't allowed.

2713 days ago
55.

sassy    

Damn it perper must have joined the hks payroll

2713 days ago
56.

Angela Teeter    

Well there you have it....Anna took too much of too many drugs & it killed her...no surprise there.....Howard didn't kill her, no charges are going to be filed against him because he didn't do anything wrong. Anna has always used too many drugs, so it's no surprise her son Daniel would die the same way, look at what he was living with, the example she was setting for him. So hopefully those who are so anxious to blame Howard for everything bad that has EVER gone wrong will shut their mouths now & accept it for what it is....Anna has always abused drugs & it finally caught up with her...As much as I liked her as a celebrity & enjoyed her sense of humor & loved her show, she had SERIOUS issues when it came to her own mental & emotional health. I pray she is finally at peace.

2713 days ago
57.

KYJurisDoctor    

I told you all here that she died of a drug overdose -- HELLO!

Visit: http://OsiSpeaks.com or http://OsiSpeaks.org

2713 days ago
58.

Tracey Baker    

We all knew that she overdosed but who was giving her shots in the ass.HKS stood by and let her and most lilkey was the on who gave her the shot and let her use drugs even though that was supost to be the mother of his child, but then again he filmed her laughing when she was 8 mths pregaent .By the way the yacht he had to leave her for dying in the hotel is in his name now how convient. Evil bastard. It belongs to Dannilyn. Its not over yet HKS.

Tracey

2713 days ago
59.

Trish    



*********IMO - A GREAT DEAL OF PRESS CONFERENCE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE!!!

For example: How would Anna be PHYSICALLY ABLE to inject
herself in her left buttock when she was right handed and how could
she refuse to go to hospital with a 105 degree temperature, which as
I understand at the point of 105 you would be not be MENTALLY ABLE to
refuse treatment???

EXCERPT FROM DR. PERPER PRESS CONFERENCE ON
3-26-2006 -

"Anna Nicole Smith injected a drug into her left buttock
days before her death. Dr. Joshua Perper announced when Anna Nicole
flew to Miami before she died, she was complaining of pain in her
left cheek.She developed chills as she went to the Hard Rock and
developed a fever of 105 degrees. She refused to go to the
hospital."

*********


2713 days ago
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DIVINE WISDOM    

I am deeply saddened by the three deaths in nine monthes 1) her stepson from the Millionaire 2) her son daniel 3) finally her death. all three were heirs to the money left behind by her husband.. HOWARD K STERN I believe has played a part in all their deaths. I do not feel that the baby should remain in his care as he is not the father.....and the whole world has gotten off the beaten track not to find the real father ...its a tragedy for that poor innocent child.....as a reader i know things which many do not ..i have been following this story since the beggining...everyone has made a joke out of annas life and it saddens me that the world could be so cruel..had she been a homeless person noone would care.. her life played out like a soap opera and evryone has jumped on the band wagon ..all about money..its so sad..this world has taken a turn for the worse! Her death was on the 8th ... every thing in this case that was major happened on 8 and the 4 including the room she died in 607 adds up to 13 add 3 and 1 together its 4 . others may never know the truth ..but i do ...HOWARD K STERN I APPEAL TO U TO DO THE RIGHT THING...LET THE CHILD BE WITH THE FATHER AND LEAVE EVERYONE ALONE GIVE UP THE MONEY...u will wind up in a very dark place ..HELL ! You have a greater one to stand in front of! See me on kasamba if u have any questions for me about this case! I know the truth because my FATHER KNOWS.. and he shares with me things that have happened here!

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