Quick Facts of Daniel Wayne Smith
There are a lot of celebrities who overuse their stardom and takes life for granted. Today we are going to talk about one such individual, who had a bright future but died due to an accidental overdose. Daniel Wayne Smith, a reality tv personality, was famous as the son of American model/actress, Anna Nicole. He died in 2006 at the young age of 20. Sadly, after five months of her son’s death, the former playmate of Playboy magazine died at the age of 39.
Daniel Wayne Smith frequently appeared in his mother’s E! Network reality Tv Show, The Anna Nicole Show. An honor student, Daniel Smith, was a shy kid while growing up. So, let’s know in full detail about Daniel’s early life and his untimely demise.
Daniel Wayne Smith’s Parents, Early Life
Daniel Wayne Smith was born on January 22, 1986, in Mexia, Texas, the U.S. to parents Billy Wayne Smith and Anna Nicole (Vickie Lynn Hogan). His parents separated just after one year of his birth. After the divorce of his parents in 1987, Daniel’s mother and maternal grandmother raised him until he was six years old.
Likewise, Daniel was the stepson of J. Howard Marshall. Daniel spent his childhood in a variety of different private schools. Further, he last attended the Los Angeles Valley College in the summer of 2006. Smith had a half-sister named Dannielynn Birkhead.
She is the daughter of Anna Nicole and Larry Birkhead. Further, Daniel was the stepson of J. Howard Marshall II, whom his mother met at a strip club and married in 1994.
Daniel Wayne Smith’s Height & Weight
At the time of his death, Daniel Wayne Smith had a height of 1.8 m (5 feet 9 inch), but his body weight is unknown.
Daniel Wayne Smith’s Net Worth
The details about Daniel Wayne Smith’s Net Worth is unknown. He was just 20 years old when he died due to the overdose of his mother’s prescriptions drug. He periodically appeared in his mother’s show, The Anna Nicole Show on E! Network channel. He appeared with his mother in E! True Hollywood Story.
Daniel’s salary and income are also behind the curtains. Further, he was the sole beneficiary of his mother’s estate. The will was released on February 16, 2007. It stated that all of her property shall be distributed to trust under Daniel’s name.
Daniel Wayne Smith’s Personal Life & Death
Daniel Wayne Smith’s personal life was tragic and rough. The details about his dating, girlfriend, married is unknown. His parents separated just one year after his birth. Sadly, Daniel died in his mother’s hospital room while visiting her at the maternity ward in Nassau, the Bahamas on September 10, 2006.
He died just three days after Anna had given birth to his half-sister, Dannielynn. The report showed he died accidentally due to an overdose of Methadone, Zoloft, and Lexapro. After his death, her Majesty’s Coroner, Linda P. Virgill announced that the cause of death was natural. However, investigations and toxicologist examination was held to report for confirmation of the cause of his death.
Daniel Wayne Smith’s Funeral
One of Anna Nicole’s attorney, Howard K. Stern said, at Daniel’s funeral, she had them open the coffin and tried to climb inside. Also, as per reports, she saw herself as both mother and father to Daniel.
On October 7, Daniel’s friends and family including his father Billy Smith and grandmother gathered at First Baptist Church of Mexia for a separate memorial service. Daniel was buried at New Providence, Bahamas, on October 19, 2006. Lake View Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums is the place where Anna Nicole and her son Daniel are buried side by side.