The death of Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel was caused by a lethal combination of methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro, pathologist Cyril Wecht has revealed.
Wecht said the drugs caused the cardiac dysrhythmia that led to Daniel's death. Wecht got the toxicology results from National Medical Services in Willow Grove, Pa., today.
"In my opinion it's an accidental death," Wecht said.
Wecht said that because Daniel was taking three drugs and not a large dose of a single drug, paired with the fact that he was celebrating a happy occasion with his mother, those factors point to a "tragic accidental drug death."
Asked why Daniel may have been taking methadone, which is sometimes used to help heroin addicts end their addiction, Wecht said the drug is "a legitimate prescription drug for pain relief" and that Daniel had "no known history of morphine addiction."
Wecht was not sure if Daniel had a prescription for Zoloft, though it is known that he'd been taking the antidepressant Lexapro.
Daniel Smith died in his mother's hospital room Sept. 10 while visiting her in the Bahamas three days after she gave birth to a baby girl named Dannielynn Hope.
Smith's longtime lawyer, Howard K. Stern, revealed Tuesday that he is the father of the little girl.
On Sept. 9, Daniel Smith arrived in Nassau to see his mother, with whom he'd always been extremely close. The family, including his newborn sister, spent time bonding in the hospital room that night. Daniel was seen tending to his mother around 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 10 – but at 9:38 a.m. that day Anna Nicole woke up to find her son unresponsive.
Doctors were immediately summoned and tried for 22 minutes to revive Daniel without success. He was pronounced dead at 10:05 a.m.
Days after Daniel's death Anna Nicole's Bahamian attorney, Michael Scott, described her as "overwhelmed" by grief. "She's trying to come to grips with the depths of her despair," he said.
Stern, who appeared on Larry King Live Tuesday (wasted off of his damned ass), said Anna Nicole's baby daughter is "the one thing that is really keeping her going.
"Through it all, even with all the pain, she's been a great mom, a very attentive mom."
Anna is on heavy drugs, Howard is on heavy drugs, Sugar Pie is on heavy drugs, but whatever happened to the dyke assistant in love with Anna Nicole? Kimmie? Bitch prolly overdosed after she found out Anna didn't wanna fuck her fug ass.
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