None of the three newscasts could resist following the saga of Smith's death. NBC's Mark Potter quoted her bereaved mother, Virgie Arthur, on rival network ABC's Good Morning America, theorizing that her daughter died the same way her grandson Daniel, Smith's 20-year-old son, died: "I think she had too many drugs." CBS' Kelly Cobiella was quite cold, even callous: "The body that brought Anna Nicole Smith money, men and fame went under the medical examiner's knife."
"So litigious in life, she may be equally so in death," ABC's David Muir (no link) mused. The cause of her death is still to be determined: an autopsy is to be followed by toxicology. The paternity of her infant daughter is still to be determined: three men are candidates for fatherhood, including--in the "zaniest moment of the day," according to NBC's Potter--a prince who is married to Zsa Zsa Gabor. Her estate is still to be determined: the lawsuit against her late husband's kin is unresolved. "I think she is going to get more famous than she has ever been," Vanity Fair's celebrity-watcher Dominick Dunne told ABC.
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