Anna Nicole Smith died today. She was found unresponsive in her hotel room in Florida and could not be revived. She was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. At this point, no cause of death is known.
Anna Nicole Smith was born Vicki Lynn Hogan in Texas in 1967. Most Americans know something about the ups and downs of her life.
See her biography on Wikipedia, here.
I would bet that Anna Nicole would still be alive today had she remained Vicki Lynn Morgan. The life she lead – as a stripper, Playboy Playmate, celebrity – certainly didn’t do much to enhance her life.
She was mocked along the way, for being overweight, for being ditzy, for being druggy. There seemed to be few who helped her and many who took advantage of her.
The loss of her son, Daniel, likely still haunted her.
She was a lost soul, aimlessly adrift, who never found the anchor she needed in life.
She may also be a cautionary tale to Britney, Lindsay, Paris, Nicole and Kate. Life is fragile. You cannot continue to abuse it or it will leave you.
Anna Nicole left a 5 month old daughter. If drugs or alcohol played any part in her death (and that is just speculation on my part, but given her history, not without merit), it illustrates even more the damage that an ungrounded life can do. If the constant up and down of her weight – or the remedies she used to lose weight and keep it off played some part, it brings home again the deadly nature of our obsession with physical appearance.
A lot of people knew Anna Nicole was in trouble – her erratic behavior was well documented. Who was looking out for her — her best interest? Who was hanging on for their own self-interest?
Poor soul. Perhaps she can rest now. God Bless her daughter.