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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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  • toniann says:

    poor anna nicole all the stress.of loosing her son and everything else .i think if people left her alone .she might be alive to day with her baby girl.

  • ElisaBeth says:

    I wish someone on CNN or any media outlet would do a segment on all the wonderful things Anna did for PETA other organizations. She was such a beautiful person inside out no one wants to talk about that aspect of her short life. She will be remembered forever by her PETA friends! May she R.I.P. Loved missed ElisaBeth

  • Kim Delaune says:

    I think that it is sad and sick for people to trash this woman. They are just jealous.She came from a nobody to a big somebody and people don’t like it. They just never had what she did.She was becoming who she was before she ever met Mr.Rich…

  • Tia Emerson says:

    I think that Anna Nicole was one of the most beautiful women ever she never gave up and she always held her head high we didn’t live her life or fight her demons and I am proud that she represented PETA. She will be greatly missed and maybe her beauty and spirit will live on in her baby girl

  • linda g says:

    thank you so much for all you have done for animals. I pray you now are at peace with your beloved daniel. from heaven look down and watch over animals especially those who are abused and being experimented on. pray that this stops. may you rest in peace beautiful lady

  • Kimberly Rowe says:

    RIP Anna Nicole. You will be greatly missed. God Bless to Howard and Dannylynn. Hope you RIP next to your son where you belong. The world will never be the same.

  • SUZANNE,SKIPTON,ENGLAND. says:

    IT IS SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR DEATH ANNA.THANK YOU FOR CARING FOR THE ANIMALS. WHYWHYWHY MUST IT ALWAYS BE THE CARING AND LOVELY PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKEN. YOUR STAR WILL SHINE BRIGHLTY UP IN HEAVEN.THE ANIMALS WILL MISS YOU ANNA AND SO DO I. GOD BLESS YOU!

  • Kristin says:

    Everyone should let her rest in peace. Her death was a tragedy! She has been so beneficial in our fight for animal rights… the world should appreciate her and not attack her!

  • Jane says:

    May she rest in peace. To help animals as she did proves that she was kind and compassionate.

  • Gracie says:

    It’s difficult to compare Anna with Marilyn Monroe but The Monroe was an animal rights person before there was even a name for it. She used to go for walks around Manhattan and buy baby pigeons from people who had stolen them from their nests to sell to restaurants. She did this quietly. There is a story written about her by Arthur Miller entitled “Please Don’t Kill Anything”. Anyway Anna rest now. We loved your beauty intensity and gentleness. We’ve lost a great lady. Gracie

  • Rhonda says:

    i have watched the media coverage about Anna Nicole’s death. I am very saddened that the media and the people who have started coming out of what seems to be the woodwork dont talk about the wonderful things Anna did. She had a true and deep love for animals. She donated her own time to help this cause and in my book at least anyone who has such a deep love and concern for helpless little creatures has to be an awesome person with a good and sweet heart. Anna they never allowed you to live your life in peace now it is my prayer they finally allow you to rest in peace and in God’s arms. You left an angel I know you and Daniel will always watch over her from Heaven. God Bless your soul sweet Anna Nicole. We will love and miss you always. Thank you for your work in PETA you will never be forgotten sweet lady.

  • shaina says:

    I myself believe that anna died of a BROKEN HEARTwith everything that she was going through in lifethe court issues with her moneybeing in the public eye constantly dealing with people and ultimately the death of her son Daniel. I’m a mother of 2 beautiful boys one 5yrs.and one 4 months I couldn’t imagine ever losing either one of themI myself knowing that life is tough would probably want to give up too. Anna was a free spiritedbeautiful and spoke her mind kind of person definately a one of a kind. As they say Only the good die young. She definately was a good person knowing that she spoke up for the other animals on this planet. U will be missedoxoxoxoxoxox’s see u in the next life or where ever we go.

  • John Salierno says:

    I saw Anna Nicole Smith Kentucky Derby. I believe it was in 2004. What a beutiful woman. I hope the court will do her justice and get her inbombed as soon as possible so she can have a nice burial. Rest In Peace Anna Love You John

  • joe szabo says:

    anna was truly a good but used lady dam those to hell that gave her drugs

  • sally says:

    Truly sad that all these vultures don’t stop tarnishing her…Love you anna miss you all you did was what felt right and make other people very rich…rest and enjoy your eternal happiness without the nuts here..rip anna and daniel

  • Annab says:

    I think it is so sad that that little girl will grow up without her mom.. as for her mother let her rest with her son step outside yourself and think what she would want i mean her daughter name say it ALL.

  • Sierra says:

    What a tragic loss. She was a beautiful woman and a loving mother. Her so called mother needs to crawl back under the rock she came from. If she truly cared for her daughter she’d let Howard bury her next to her beloved son Daniel.

  • Helen says:

    I loved Anna for what she did for animals. She was a genuinely caring person. It makes sense to me that many in hollywood showed no respect. They are not made of the same fabric as Anna was and many people were jealous of her looks and her possible wealth. Such a shame when she did more for society then so many who scorned her. No one has scorned the fact that a much older man married her only the other way around. She deserves her inheritance as any wife would. She supported her son always. She loved him. I would like to see more of the scorners love their children in the same way as she did. Anna you entertained me your beauty was stunning your determination and strength were admirable. May you rest in peace with your son.

  • Rose Dixon says:

    I was in tears as well the day I saw her crying on TV as she was saying “Why didn’t God take me instead of Daniel he’s only 20 years old.” I felt her painful loss and I said to my daughter “Oh she is going to die soon. Her heart is so broken she will not live much longer. Just mark my word! I just hope that she will have the strength and will to live for the sake of her baby because that baby needs her. Anyway I wish that the media will post on TV sidebyside pictures of Danielynn and the potential fathers so that the public can see the similarities. So far I think the baby resembles Howard Stern. And my final thoughts about Anna Nicole are that she was a loving parent created a respectful and an”A” Student with her son Daniel she fulfilled her childhood fantasy and lastly she was charismatic and beautiful and this is just the way I will always remember her. Goodbye Anna Nicole and may your soul rest in peace now with Daniel and the guardian angels will protect your daughter.

  • Liss says:

    I didn’t personally met Nicole but she left a deep space in my heart….I hope that God forgives her for what ever she did in this world and lets her be up in heaven with him so she can take care of her baby. Now that baby it’s alone because people around her just want her for what she might represent not because she is a baby withouth her mother shame on them. I’ll pray for that little angel to be safe and to be with people that love and take care of her just like her mother would.

  • Michelle says:

    I remeber Anna Nicole Smith from Naked Gun 33 13. I loved her in that movie. Unfortunately after that the only way to keep up with her was the tabloids. Then after Her show came out and no matter what I could not quit watching her show. She was a wonderful person I could tell from how much she loved her son. I think she died of a broken heart. I had a family memeber who died of a broken heart and it does really happen. Her son was her life. How many Hollywood stars would have their children with them 24 hours a day seven days a week. Not many they use their kids for money. Anna wanted her son with her for love. She will be greatly missed. RIP My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your kids. I love you anna! Michelle

  • madisen says:

    we all miss you!!!!! you are loved! R.I.P.Anna nicole!!!!

  • Marce says:

    She was often judged and penalized for being her beautiful flamboyant self. I always knew about her work for animals and I knew that behind that glamorous image was a warm heart willing to speak for those you cannot speak for themselves. I together with the anaimals will miss her. We need more celebrities like her standing up for the animals. I hope her beautiful pets will be well taken care of.

  • LINDA says:

    ANNA I WAS AND STILL AM ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FAN’S. I AM PRAYING FOR YOUR BABY GIRL.. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH

  • KeriAnne Rolf says:

    I am still in shock over Annas passing. She was a wonderful bright woman.I wish people would let her rest in peace. We love you Anna

  • Sandra Serrano says:

    I was a personal friend of Anna’s. I have to speak to the media soon. If there is any picture sellingbuying I am donating the money to Peta in her name. She would of liked that. xoS

  • rachel says:

    lam so sad about the little girl.i hope God will takecare.i pray her.

  • Andrea says:

    I didn’t either know that Anna Nicole had done work with PETA. That definitely changes my overall impression of her.

  • MERRY says:

    Anna is being trashed in the media such a shame that more sites like this are not showing her very lovableand positive actions which if it saved one animal from abuse or death it made her entire life much more valuable than than she is getting credit for. But Anna dealt with this all her life. Always entitled to much more always getting close to perfection then slammed with defeat and critisisim. People and media can trash her but the feeling of utter saddness for her that most people feel comes from her ability to endear you to her. Dear Anna may you rest in Peace and with your precious son Daniel.God will

  • Amy says:

    One of my favorite quotes states “The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals” … I believe Anna Nicole had a huge heart and was often misunderstood. I respect her and all she stood for. She will be greatly missed.

  • Mary says:

    We have lost a really good person with a huge heart. In some ways she was like a little defenseless animal herself and that’s what made her so loved.

  • Vincent says:

    I was shocked and I cried when I learn the very sad new of the death of Anna Nicole. She was so beautiful and loved animals so much. We miss her very much. I hope she is in paradise with her son and all the animals she helped to save. I pray for you Anna. With love from my heart.

  • Judy says:

    I am still so sad over the death of Anna Nicole..Looking at her in the Ads she did for PetaShows what a beautiful Woman she was.I will always remember how she loved her little doggies on her show.Gosh I never met her but feel so sad. AND her poor little baby girl I hope someone will do something to make sure she gets in a safe home. I am glad Anna is not suffering any longer the death of her son was more than she could bare..Bye Anna

  • HENRY says:

    Je viens d’apprendre qu’ANNA NICOLE tait membre de la PETA c’est d’autant plus regrettable de perdre une telle personnalit

  • Eveliina from Finland says:

    R.I.P and goodbye Anna Nicole Smith.

  • Paula says:

    Like lots of others I didnt know that Anna Nicole did so much for Animal Rights. Of course the News only reports bad and sordid things about celebrities but at least now we are learning the good things about her. How sad it is that she is gone lets hope that others will carry on the good work on her behalf. I hope she has at last found the peace she never had on earth she deserves it.

  • gigi says:

    Anna Nicole you were proof that vegetarians are the sexiest people around. I am proud to be a part of PETA totally Vegan and proud to be the minority in my life style choices which include creative cooking staying fit at the gym while still being stylish and fashionable furleather free! When people ask me what I eat I tell them “everything” as long as it didn’t heave a face heartbeat or feathers! Thanks for being a spokesperson for the rest of us! RIP Anna. Gigi

  • Christie says:

    I really looked up to Anna Nicole as an icon. And as an animal lover myself I respect her a great deal for her work with Peta and also for the many struggles she overcame in her personal life. I pray she can now rest in peace with her son Daniel who she loved so much.

  • Courtney says:

    Of course everybody has there opinion… and yes she had alot of problems in her life that she just couldn’t seem to figure out or work and cope with. Needless to say even though things didn’t alays go good for her she did what she could to help out others including PETA! she had a deep passion for animals and was very compassionate for them. Maybe she was a little mixed up but some of us go through hard times and don’t know what to do. It was her time to go but i pray she rests in peace. she did a WHOLE lot for animals even when under stress and still took the time to participate in helping and doing all she could. RIP Anna. God bless Courtney Robinson

  • anne says:

    Sad about Anna’s passing. Let’s recruit Mary J. Blige now and get her to stop wearing fur and to love animals! May Anna be her inspiration!

  • Joao says:

    Is very sad for us lost one friend of animals…

  • anna says:

    this is just beautiful. lets just thank god he put such amazing people on the earth to help spread peace but such a shame some people use their powers for bad towards animals.

  • cat from France says:

    goodbye Anna Perhaps in paradise you will be with poor animals killed by humans… you were a good person i miss you.

  • an@-p says:

    Anna Nicole Smith um exemplo de pessoa!linda e protetora dos animais!!!! descance em paz Anna!!!!!

  • Sharasa says:

    I never knew that Anna did this much for the animals. It’s sad how the media hasn’t said anything about her work with animals.RIP Anna and Danny

  • janet says:

    The animals lost one of their best friends…

  • Lena says:

    Anna was and is a beautiful wonderful person who has had so many terrible things happen to her for so long. She did a lot of wonderful things for PETA. I was just facsinated by her and her strength with dealing with Hollywood. I cannot imagine what her life was like. I am upset by her untimely death and hope she can find peace now.

  • TARA LEIGH says:

    I’M SO VERY SAD ABOUT ANNA NICOLE SMITH DEATH. I HAD MEET HER IN NEW YORK A FEW YEARS AGO. SHE WAS SO NICE TO ME. SHE TOOK A PICTURE WITH ME. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS EVERY DAY SINCE HER DEATH. I WISH THE MEDIA WOULD LEAVE HER FAMILY ALONE AND LET THEM HAVE THERE PEACE WITH HER DEATH. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HOWARD AND HER BABY GIRL. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL INSIDE ADN OUT. ANNA YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. YOU WILL BE MISSED

  • nicola says:

    RIP Anna xxx

  • Ocean says:

    Anna Nicole was a vivid passionate woman and it’s so wonderful that her heart was as big as was her fame. I have noticed that she never looked as alive or as lovely as she did in the animal protective ads she did for Peta. That is a legacy to be proud of. May she rest in peace and keep loving all the animals she helped to save in heaven! Ocean

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