Feb 8 2007 : Anna Nicole Smith collapses, dies at 39
Anna Nicole Smith, was an American model, actress and celebrity who first gained popularity as Playboy magazine’s 1993 Playmate of the Year. She was subsequently called ‘the next Marilyn Monroe‘. Becoming one of Playboy’s most popular models, Smith began a trend for a more voluptuous look. She next posed nude for the May 1992 centerfold (under the name Vickie Smith).
On February 8, 2007, Smith was found unresponsive in a room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. At 1:38 p.m. (18:38 UTC) Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said a nurse in Smith’s sixth floor room called the hotel front desk, who in turn called security, who in turn called 911, and at 1:45 p.m. a bodyguard administered CPR before she was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital at 2:10 p.m and pronounced dead upon arrival at 2:49 p.m. Smith’s boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, was with her when she died and has reported to Entertainment Tonight that her temperature was running high the night before.