Memorial Service for Daniel Smith Held, Anna's a No-Show
Billy Smith, father of Daniel Smith, held an intimate memorial service in Mexia, Texas to mourn the death of his son. Billy and 50 family and friends gathered Saturday at First Baptist Church in Mexia to pray for the young man.
Most relatives hadn't seen Daniel in years, but they recalled that when he was a child he liked to wear cowboy apparel and ride horses in this town of about 6,000 people, some 85 miles south of Dallas. Cousins recalled playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with him, and full-size cutouts of the cartoon characters lined the front of the church, the newspaper said.
Daniel Smith died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas. According to a private autopsy, he died of an accidental combination of methadone and two antidepressants.
Anna Nicole and Bill Smith married in 1985 and divorced two years later. She married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. Marshall died the following year.
Anna Nicole Smith did not show, since she's still in the Bahamas. An official funeral for Daniel has not been announced and there's no word on where his body currently is.
Cardboard cutouts of Ninja Turtles? That makes me sad. Couldn't they at least get people to dress up as them?