(Reuters) - Former Playboy Playmate and billionaire’s widow Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental drug overdose, Florida officials said on Monday.
Following are some facts about Smith, who died on February 8 at the age of 39 after collapsing in a Florida hotel room:
* Smith’s baby daughter, Dannielynn, born last September in the Bahamas, was the subject of a paternity battle.
* Smith’s longtime companion and lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is listed as the father on the birth certificate but several other men, including Los Angeles photographer Larry Birkhead, also claim to be the father and the paternity issue is still being fought in courts.
* Smith’s 20-year-old son, Daniel, died in the Bahamas three days after the birth of her daughter. A pathologist hired by the model said he apparently died from a drug overdose.
* Smith was Playboy’s Playmate of the Year in 1993. In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall after meeting him at a strip club.
* Marshall’s death 14 months later set off a legal battle over his vast estate between Smith and her husband’s son, E. Pierce Marshall, who died in June.
* In May, Smith won a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the suit, giving her another chance to collect millions of dollars.
* She starred in a short-lived cable television reality series, “The Anna Nicole Show,” from 2002 to 2004.
* Smith’s death triggered a legal feud over her remains. She was finally buried in the Bahamas on March 2.
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