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Anna Nicole Smith, RIP

Written by PETA | February 8, 2007

Oh man . . . sad, weird news. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Anna Nicole Smith passed away today. And I’m sure everyone in the world will have an opinion on how and why she died so young.

She worked with PETA on a lot of campaigns over the years, and as strange as it may sound, I always thought she was an absolute perfect fit for us, because just like PETA, you couldn’t ignore her and, love her or hate her, everyone had an opinion. What you see is what you get—I loved that about her.

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I always got a kick out of the stories from my friend Michael, who worked with Anna Nicole on all of her PETA projects, and thinking back on it now, she really did a lot for PETA and for animals all over the world.

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She spoke out against Iams for its cruel animal tests, spoke up for baby seals in Canada, and gave fur-wearing celebrities an earful, but in my mind her crowning achievement was this amazing anti-fur ad.

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After being exposed to animal rights over the years, Anna Nicole even became a vegetarian, and was nominated for the 2006 World’s Sexiest Vegetarian, and looking at her ad you can certainly see why.

It’s a tragedy when anyone passes away before their time, but with Anna Nicole, the animals have lost a true sympathiser, and PETA has lost a good friend. We’ll miss you, Anna.

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  • Graham says:

    God Bless You Anna gone but far from forgotten!

  • ANS Misser says:

    I was in LA from JanMay of 2008 and I SWEAR I saw Claude Dauman her millionaire matchmaker setup walking Sugar Pie down Holloway Drive.

  • Jeanie says:

    I am happy to learn that the police have search warrants for the doctors. I want to also say something in regards to Larry Birkhead I know that he was desperately trying to save his daughter and to be a part of her life. I think that ultimately the weight of her sons death was to much to have to face. Because I have a feeling she may have either given it to him knowingly and blamed herself for his death. I can’t say what exactly did occur. I do know that a lot of greedy people helped her self destruct. She was a beautiful woman and sadly she will not be here to love her daughter and see her grown. I feel that given all the facts of the extensive drug abuse that Larry Birkhead was the only one who truly loved Anna and was trying to save her and their daughter. I think that we all agree that it is time for Anna to rest in peace with her beloved Danny. And I sincerely hope that anyone who has as much to bear publicly as she did can find the strength to go on in life and not come to a tragic end. Rest on Baby girl.

  • Therese Lavin Ortiz says:

    God Bless you Anna Nicole for your compassion for caring enough to speak out for those who can’t speak for themselves. The world needs more people like you in it.

  • Cindy says:

    Now that Mr. Birkhead has his daughter does anyone else besides me think about the fact that he was suing her for custody even before she gave birth adding to her already stressful life and broken heart along with the Marshall estate mess and the person that was suing her for the TrimSpa she represented both Larry and her mom who admitted she beat Anna in an interview with Dr. Keith Ablow are just as much to blame for this beauty’s death as the pills and meds she took. Losing Daniel was just the nudge she needed to go so deep into depression she would have never recovered without help from someone who didn’t want anything from her except to see her better. It probably seemed to her that the whole world was picking on her and she had no one with Daniel gone. To both Virgie and Larry hope you can live with what you’ve both done to this lovely yet troubled woman. We Love You Anna Nicole RIP.

  • HANNAH BRYANT says:

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR PETA AND YOUR SUPPORT YOU ALWAYS WILL KNOW YOUR A GOOD PERSON IF YOU HAVE A LOVE FOR ANIMALS . THANKS ANNA NICOLE LOVE HANNAH

  • Christina says:

    BIRKHEAD IS THE FATHER!!!!

  • Claudia Vasil says:

    Hate her or not … she was a person with a great heart and i hope her daughter doesn’t go to that witch

  • Mary C. says:

    ANNA..I wished I had followed your life more closely.You were a very pretty woman and I think alot of people now know that. God bless you and your baby girl..I know she will always know her Mom thanks to people who loved you.

  • connie says:

    i just want to say how Anna Nicole is going to be miss by alot of people Anna Nicole was beautiful and funny i just hate how people just talk bad a bout her that now she is gone Im always going to think good of Anna Nicole and i know that Larry Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicoles Baby she looks just like himand he will be a good father to that baby Anna Nicole you never be forgoten i love you

  • jackie says:

    Its so sad that the public only hears about the good in you when your gone…..maybe you would still be here had you recieved the support and kindness throughout your career.god bless you and keep youre little angel safe.may you rest in peace

  • christal M says:

    rip anna we miss you. christal

  • christal M says:

    anna nicole we all miss you know you are at home with your son danny. i know he is happy to see his mom but we are going to miss you to i am happy that a dna test was done and larry birkhead is the dad. and she look just like him and know he has a baby that is a part of you.anna you was sick if you would have went to the doctor you would have stii been her with use we miss you so much dannielynn need you.

  • Tonya says:

    Anna I love you miss you! there’s a whole in my heart my days are greyno more sunshine to brighten my day there’s a void that feels the room Your the world to me Anna. Your with Daniel forever more may you always be happy. Tonya

  • phelicia says:

    RIP ANNA LOVE U

  • Joshua Webster says:

    REST IN PEACE MY DARLING ANNA U HAVE TOUCHED THE WORLD IN MORE WAYS THAN U THINK U WERE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE AND ARE TRULY MISSED I AM SADENED BY THE4 TRAGEDIES U HAVE HAD TO SUFFER THREW RECENTLY AND I AM GRIEFSTRICKEN ABOUT UR DEATH MY HOPES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH UR DAUGHTER AND I HOPE U BRING AS MUCH JOY TO THE ANGELS THAT U HAD BROUGHT TO US THANK U ANNA NICOLE I MISS U I LOVE U AND U WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

  • Marita says:

    I have 2 dogs and they are my family. I just learned that Anna did so much for animals as much as she loved her 2 beautiful children and loved life itself. She truly juggled life in many directions and did whatever it took to support her son Daniel without help from her xhubandDaniel’s Father May she rest in peace.

  • elisa says:

    Sometimes we laugh Sometimes we cry Sometimes we sit and wonder why Your light shown down Upon those who cared Now don’t tell me who dares! To call you names To say your drugged Isn’t that rather smug?? Beauty is as beauty does So lets look at what was Anna you shine in my heart and forever light the dark! God bless you Vicky Lynn may you and Daniel dance in the heavens forever together!

  • shelby shelton says:

    What happened to sugar pie.

  • marie Parker says:

    “My Jesus though we are accused daily of being fools let the vision of Quiet Dignity standing before Monstrous Injustice give us all the courage to be your followers” May you rest in peace dear Anna. We have truly come to love you…

  • Alice Golibart says:

    I just read about Anna Nicole and all her contributions to PETA. Anna had the ability to inspire anyone unconditionally. When I see Anna with her her son her smile beamed like a ray of sun and her eyes glowed with happiness. May she rest in peace along side her son and hope that whoever gets custody of her beautiful daughter will speak fondly of Anna and how lucky that little girl was to have had such a beautiful mom. Regards to all the organizations that Anna was involved in as they will all miss her. And to her family accept Anna for who she was and not for what you want. Accept her in your heart and pray that at last she is resting.

  • Linda says:

    I was saddened to hear the news of Anna Nicole Smith’s passing. I just saw that she was active in the protection of animals. I being a dog owner can understand her devotion to this cause. May you and Daniel rest in peace together now. Thank you for not being afraid to be yourself on this earth. You will always be remembered. You made a statement to all. Linda S. Richmond VA

  • Susan Smith says:

    I wish I could have met known you Anna. I see alot of myself in you understand alot of what you felt. Bless you for all of the love care you had for animals another similarity I too share. You had the courage to get up DO things. I miss your spirit here. I pray for your daughter. I mourn the loss of you in this world. You were a beauty in every sense. I love you. Susan Smith

  • Nikky says:

    We will miss you Vicky. I hope that you are with Danny Rest in Peace. We will continue your work protecting the aninals and from afar we will watch over your Baby Daughter. Shalom

  • Indranimalover says:

    GOOD BYE BIG YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS Why does this sort of tragedy happen ?I miss her already her strong being her aura just everything I wonder how much her 3 dogs are missing her are they ok and will they be taken care of with love as she loved them? 2 people gone so fast so young such a shame and sad loss .RIP ANNA AND DANIEL and a prayer for all animals everywhere… ……..

  • teri says:

    I still can not believe anna nicole passed. i do hope someone comes out with a dvd on her anna nicole show. She just didnt care what people thought and lived her life. I think she had alot more love in her heart then people gave her credit for. miss you anna

  • Noelle says:

    Anna you were the “Marilyn” of our time! Thanks forever for loving and speaking out for animals! U R missed greatly.

  • trina says:

    It is sad that ANS died when my grandma told me that she had passed away i was shocked. it didnt seem fair cuz she was so young and her baby has to grow up with out her mother. Its like all these people started coming out saying they are the father all of a sudden. Do these people just want the money that the baby might get? and whats with her mom? it was so obvious that she wasnt close to her and now all of a sudden her mom is all heartbroken and is trying to act like she cares. I dont think anyone is really looking out for the babys best interest. shes probably missing her mom like crazy and doesnt understand why shes gone poor kid. so people just need to get on with it and bury her beside her son already and to make everyone cork it do the dna tests and be done with it. I hope she is in peace now and with her beloved son. and let her rest in piece. seems like she cant ever get that alive or death.

  • Meg says:

    My family feels so sorry for Anna Nicole Smith’s baby longtime partner Howard K. Stern that poor woman can’t even die in peace with just a tiny bit of dignity…we miss her hope that she’s happy with Daniel now. We also hope that all this legal mumbojumbo can be straightened out quickly that Howard or who ever is that beautiful baby’s father can take care of her privately in peace without all the media circus surrounding that baby. Good luck God Bless You! We love miss you Anna!

  • Thomas says:

    It’s unfair that it takes dying for somebody’s fundamental beauty to shine through. In life Anna Nicole was commonly viewed as embarassing dimwitted and deeply troubled. “legitimate” people always act as though they are indulging in a guilty pleasure when merely mentioning her name. Even the story above is loaded with mixed feelings. But in death it really comes through what an angel she was. No matter what hypedup artificial greedy Hollywood machine she was caught up in in life there was still an obvious presence of a small town good natured love longing Texas girl there. I have no doubt her commitment to PETA was genuine and as consolation she is now freed from the slimier more vapid side of life she was often depicted as representing. Love you Anna.

  • Tracey says:

    ANNA NICOLE! You are such a beautiful person inside and out! I loved you and will miss you dearly! I know you are in the arms of an angel today and always and that gives me peace. Selfishness makes me sad that you are gone from here. Your spirit and vivaciousness will live on! Rest in Peace Alas! Your Biggest Fan! Tracey

  • jenci meaux says:

    im very sad that she died she was such a good person well lata

  • Kimberly Heseltine says:

    I always liked Anna Nicole and now I feel even more sad after finding out that she was a PETA supporter and a vegetarian. I can’t believe I did not know this before! I don’t think many people knew. I am glad that she will be placed next to her son who she clearly loved.

  • stevie says:

    I had heard of anna nicole but i never followed her work i started paying some attention when she died and was all over the television from what i seen here today she did some good works you know how we have a tendency to focous on the bad well lets tell the good

  • KATIE LYNN says:

    SHE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL… YOU HEAR THAT SO MUCH BUT IT’S THE TRUTH. GOD DOES HAVE A REASON FOR EVERYTHING SO I THINK HE CALLED HER BECAUSE IT WAS HER TIME GOD BLESS YOU ANNA NICOLE YOU WILL BE MISSED

  • stacey says:

    .R.I.P. Such a loss of life you shall always be remembered

  • Suzie Holmes. Teeside, England says:

    Thankyou Anna. It takes a special person with a caring heart to have helped all those suffering animals out there. You will never be forgotten by any of us!. Sleep peacefully God bless.

  • Tracy says:

    We Love You Anna…

  • Jane says:

    May she rest in Peace…She was a kindand caring soul and deserved better. She helped promote love for animals and now she deserves all the love and prayers from us.

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