Anna Nicole Smith Tried to Jump in Son’s Coffin & Was Later Buried against Her Family’s Wishes

Anna Nicole Smith faced the biggest tragedy of her life in 2006 when her son passed away in her hospital room while visiting her and her three-day-old daughter. During his funeral, the actress attempted to jump into her son’s coffin. Find out more.

Born as Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston, Texas, Anna Nicole Smith was an American model, actress, and television personality. She exuded elegance and class, which made her one of America’s favorites before her unfortunate demise.

Anna may have appeared to have it all, but her achievements sprang from a determined spirit following her difficult childhood. It was alleged that Anna faced challenging circumstances as a child because her mother was rigorous. 

At fifteen years old, the late model was sent to live with her Aunt in Mexia in Texas, which had about seven thousand people. There, young Anna attended Mexia High school before she dropped out when she was in the tenth grade.

Two years after her move to Mexia, the television personality secured a job at a restaurant. Anna worked in the restaurant for two years before she finally left the town for Houston at age 19 in 1986.

In Houston, the actress had to settle for a job at Red Lobster and Walmart due to the absence of a high school degree and work skills. When that was not enough, she started working in a strip club as a dancer, which saw the start of a beautiful life for Anna. 


At 27, it seemed like every one of the mother of two’s dreams and aspirations had been realized. To make her dreams come true, Anna had divorced her small-town husband, Billy Smith, whom she married as a teenager.

She also left her and Billy’s son, Daniel, with her mother and headed for the bright lights. It was while working as a dancer at the strip club in Houston that she met Texas Oil Billionaire J. Howard Marshall.


He was 89 years old, and she was 26. The pair finally tied the knot in 1994, and the union turned what had been a rag-to-riches, small-town-girl make-do story into the sordid punch line for a knock-knock joke.

Anna was transformed from an upstart stripper into a budding actress and fashion icon. While many thought that Anna married Marshall for his money, the model stated that the billionaire gave her something beyond money, which she had never found in life.

Anna said she loved Marshall irrespective of his age because he showed her and Daniel so much love. According to the onscreen star, the billionaire did things for her that nobody ever did.

Anna’s journey towards tragedy started with her version of the American Dream, which entailed being beautiful, becoming a Playboy Playmate, becoming a star, marrying rich, and being happy. Although she lived out the majority of her dreams, she died over fourteen years ago.

Anna passed away due to an overdose a few months after her son, Daniel’s death, shortly after welcoming her newborn daughter. Let’s take a glimpse of the circumstances surrounding the television personality’s sad demise.

They tried to revive the icon by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but all efforts proved abortive.


On September 7, 2006, Anna welcomed her second child and daughter, Dannielynn Hope, at Doctors Hospital in Nassau. Filled with excitement, Daniel arrived at the hospital to visit his mother and newly born sister.

Three days after his visit to the hospital, Daniel died in Anna’s hospital room. Toxicology reports revealed that the young man had at least seven drugs in his system when he died.

Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht said Amitriptyline, two over-the-counter cold medicines, Methadone, Lexapro, and Zoloft, were found in Daniel’s system. Wecht believed that Anna’s son was killed by the combination of the three latter drugs. 


During an interview, which took place a few months after Daniel died, Anna narrated how dreams about her son often tormented her. Anna said she thought of Daniel every day and dreamt of him every night.

According to the mother of two, her late son came to her in her sleep. Anna also mentioned that Daniel looked scared and wanted her to come to him.

The trauma of Daniel’s death, in addition to Anna’s addiction to Methadone, an opiate substance, led to the model’s depressed state. Following Daniel’s death, the TV personality explained that she had only two reasons to remain alive.

According to Anna, if she did not have her lawyer and confidante, Howard K. Stern, and her little daughter, Dannielynn, she would have preferred to be dead.

Anna was left heartbroken and shattered, and even at Daniel’s funeral, she attempted the extraordinary. The actress tried to jump into her son’s coffin — an act many of Anna’s friends believed resulted from her unfettered drug use.


Before Daniel’s demise, he and Anna shared a very close bond. He was featured in her 2002 reality TV show “The Anna Nicole Show,” even though he was not a fan of having cameras in the house throughout the day.

On February 8, 2007, Anna was found dead in her hotel room at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.

Police officials revealed that Anna’s nurse had called the hotel operator during the afternoon hours of the day to report that she found the model unconscious.

Upon arrival at Anna’s room, the paramedics were called and arrived a few minutes later. They tried to revive the icon by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but all efforts proved abortive. Anna was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 2:49 pm.

The actress’s lawyer noted that Anna had complained of flu symptoms, and she had been affected by the death of her 20-year-old son.

Following her demise, many of Anna’s close relatives were involved in court cases regarding the actress’s daughter’s paternity and Anna’s burial place.

Finally, a decision was reached, and Anna was buried in the Bahamas against her family’s wishes. The model’s mother said she wanted Anna buried in Texas, where she belonged.

However, the court deemed it better that she be buried next to Daniel. Anna will always be remembered for her beautiful physique and bunch of talents and her legacy continues to live on through her only daughter.

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