Anna Nicole Bottle-Fed in Last Days

Howard K. Stern's hearing offers a look into the drugged final days of Smith
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2009 10:50 AM CDT
Attorney Howard K. Stern, former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith, leaves court after a preliminary hearing for himself.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Anna Nicole Smith’s last days are getting the inevitable rehash thanks to the Howard K Stern hearing, and the details are about as disturbing as you might guess. The Playboy Playmate was so drugged she had to be fed Pedialyte with a baby bottle, and her final hours were spent lying in a bed covered with her own feces, the New York Daily News reports.

Smith was in a coma-like state, “unresponsive, her lips were blue and her skin was beginning to be discolored,” a detective testified, also detailing the drug stash found in her hotel room. Days before her death, a hotel employee arranged for a doctor to visit Smith, but Stern canceled the appointment because he “didn't want any leaks getting out about Anna's physical condition,” the detective said.