Anna Nicole Smith, 39 died at a local hospital shortly after she was reported needing medical help at her Florida hotel room by a private nurse, police said.
The sudden death of Smith came just five months after Smith’s 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, died in the Bahamas three days after the birth of her daughter, Dannielynn Hope (now 5-months)
I can confirm that she is deceased. It’s as shocking to me as to you guys," Smith’s attorney, Ronald Rale, told Reuters. "I don’t know anything further. (Her lawyer and husband) Howard (K. Stern) obviously is speechless and grieving."
Seminole tribal fire rescue and Hollywood fire rescue workers tried to revive her at her hotel, said Michael Bloom, president of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
She was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood at 2:10 p.m. and died there, police said.
Smith had been ordered to have her five-month-old baby girl undergo a paternity test as part of a lawsuit by an ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead. The test was to be submitted by February 21st.
Birkhead sued Smith in October, demanding she have the paternity test because he believed he was the father of the girl.
Smith had said her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is the father of the baby.
Where is Dannielyn? According to PEOPLE Her 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope, was not with them, sources say, but is being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Shane Gibson, a high-ranking Bahamian official who is a close friend of Smith’s