Anna Nicole Smith's son found dead

The 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith has been found dead in the Bahamas, where the former reality TV star and Playboy playmate gave birth to a baby girl days earlier.

The 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith has been found dead in the Bahamas, where the former reality TV star and Playboy playmate gave birth to a baby girl days earlier.

Authorities had not determined what caused the death of Daniel Smith, whose body was found yesterday morning, said Robin Bonnema, a spokeswoman for Trimspa, the diet products company that has been endorsed by Smith.

Bonnema had no other details, and calls to Smith's lawyer, Howard Stern of Santa Monica, California, were not immediately returned.

A statement on Smith's website said the son died suddenly.

"We have yet to learn the cause of death but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor," the statement said.

"Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being."

Walter Evans, a spokesman for the Royal Bahamian Police Force, would say only that the son of an undisclosed celebrity had been found in a room of the private Doctor's Hospital in Nassau.

Anna Nicole Smith, 38, gave birth to a healthy 6lb 9oz girl at the hospital on Thursday, her website said.

Her son had travelled to the Caribbean country "to share in the joy of his baby sister," the statement said.

"Please do not make any press inquiries at this time so that Anna Nicole can grieve in peace."

Smith married Texas oil tycoon J Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89.

He died the following year.

Since then, she has feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate.

Bonnema said she did not know the name of Daniel Smith's father or that of the baby girl.

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