Anna Nicole: Son Dies, Daughter Born

September 11, 2006 By:
Anna Nicole: Son Dies, Daughter Born

We are sad to report that Daniel Smith, the 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith, died suddenly in the Bahamas on Sunday, three days after the former Playboy Playmate gave birth to a girl, according to a statement from Smith's attorney.

"We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor. Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being. Please do not make any press inquiries at this time so that Anna Nicole can grieve in peace."

Daniel Smith, who often appeared on his mother's E! cable channel reality program "The Anna Nicole Show," was in the Caribbean nation where his mother, 38, gave birth to a healthy girl on Thursday, Stern said.

A statement also was posted on Smith's official Web site, "On Sept. 7 Anna Nicole gave birth to a healthy 6 lb. 9 oz. baby girl," it reads. "Her son Daniel was in the Bahamas with her to share in the joy of his baby sister when he passed away suddenly on the morning of Sept. 10.

Our prayers go out to Anna Nicole and her family.

Update: Daniel Smith, son of the model and actress, reportedly suffered a "massive heart attack" on the maternity ward in Doctors Hospital. According to [a] source, Daniel collapsed and died. The source added that his mother made an unsuccessful effort to revive her son. The new mother was never seen, as she was reportedly whisked out of a backdoor exit. Photos of the baby wrapped in a pink and white blanket could not be taken, as all cameramen were diverted into the hospital conference room. Daniel's lifeless body was then taken away in a hearse through a side exit.