Playmate Anna Nicole Smith dies at 39


anna-nicole-smith.jpgThe flamboyant former model Anna Nicole Smith has died near Miami, Florida at the age of 39, her lawyer has said.

Smith, a former Playboy bunny, married Texas oil billionaire J Howard Marshall II in 1995 when she was 26 and he was 89. He died a year later.

She spent years in court fighting his son for a share of his estate, the Supreme Court awarded her $88 million in 2006.

Her nurse called Seminole Hard Rock Hotel staff and when they arrived in her hotel room, Anna Nicole was unconscious and could not be resuscitated. At current press time, there was no apparent cause of death. We are on standby at Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital awaiting a Press Conference.