The body of Anna Nicole Smith was transported from a morgue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Miami airport where a private plane was on standby to be flown to the Bahamas.
The court appointed guardian for Dannielynn, Richard Milstein
released a statement prior to the Playboy pinups funeral. He
described the Bahamas as "a beautiful, lush setting that was chosen by Vickie
Lynn Marshall, known as Anna Nicole Smith."
"This she chose as her final resting place," Milstein said. "During
her lifetime, Anna Nicole Smith became a larger than life persona.
Her stars shown in the highest of zeniths, her pictures flashed, and
her face was seen throughout the world. She luxuriated in that press, in
that media, in that publicity."
The statement continues: "Unfortunately, at a time when life should
have been reaching its highest peak for her, she received both a blessing
and a curse. She joyously gave birth to her only daughter, Dannielynn,
and devastatingly, three days later, she lost her only son, Danny. If
one were to write a Greek tragedy, one could not write a script as
sorrowful and as hurtful as this. How horrific is it for a mother to have to
bury a son under 21 years?"
"With all of the publicity and all of the press of the past, Ms.
Smith sought seclusion and solace here in the Bahamas, and decided to
bury her son in private, in a quiet area of the world and from the
public, and away from the media, so that she could have time and solitude
with him in the sun. How much more tragic is that today that just five
months later, we are coming here to bury Anna Nicole Smith, the mother
who grieved so grievously for her son."