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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Goodbye, Anna Nicole

As I am sure many of you have already heard, Anna Nicole Smith passed away today. She was 39 years old.

Even though she was far from my favorite celebrity, this news makes me sad. Not so much for her, or her lawyer/boyfriend/baby daddy, but for her five month old daughter, Danilynn. This baby girl will grow up without her mother to love her, which is heartbreaking, even if her mother was a train wreck. The only way she will ever know Anna is by the plethora of video, pictures, and gossip rags that made millions off of her.

I started thinking of when we all first heard of Anna Nicole, back in the late 80's, when she was a model for Guess. She was so pretty, and curvy, and conveyed just the right amount of innocence and Marilyn Monroe sex appeal. She looked like a real woman, instead of a wafer thin shell of humanity like so many models out there. She had so much potential and promise.

Please understand I am not trying to kick a dead person. But I can't help but feel her life was a waste. I am not going to judge whether or not she loved her 147 year old kajillionaire husband when she married him at age 26. Maybe she did. Or maybe she just wanted his money. But as a mom, I can't help thinking about the young son she had at that time. After her husband died, why didn't she just settle with his estate, take a few million, and call it good? Retire somewhere to raise her boy in peace and safety, away from the limelight, and try to give him a normal life? Instead, she chose to fight for a decade or more for half the estate that was listed in her husband's will.

Her life seemed to take a downward spiral, until it finally was there for all of us to see in her horrible reality show. If she had maintained any modicum of respectability or decency up to that point, then she certainly obliterated it on tv in front of millions. (I only saw about 5 minutes of it the entire time it was on.) Her antics, drug abuse, and general stupidity kept her name and face in the spotlight, while she cried for privacy and understanding.

She was a poor, misguided soul who thought that fame and money would bring her happiness. Now she's gone and has left behind a baby girl who will grow up in her shadow. And that, my friends, is so very very sad.

I can only hope that in her final minutes, she made peace with her Maker and has finally found whatever it was she was looking for here on Earth.

Goodbye, Anna. We will pray for your baby.


Blogger Jessica said...

I agree, Miss. I was surprised at how sad and shocked I was when I heard she died. Though most (meaning all) of her tragedies she brought on herself, I can't help thinking of her in with sadness in my heart. I hope, by some miracle, her daughter is raised by a godly, decent family.

6:25 PM  
Blogger December Quinn said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who was really, genuinely saddened by this. Cruel jokes already abound on the internet and I just think it's going to be hard enough for that little girl without seeing thing like how people edited her mother's Wikipediea entry to say "The bitch bit the dust" (now removed, but Gawker did a screenshot).

I actually don't think J. Howard Marshall's family wanted to give her anything at all, and that's where the fight came in. I also find her death and the death of her son very suspicious.

And...I think she really loved the old guy. She'd known him for years. I think he was actually a father figure to her, and I think he made her an offer she coulbd't refuse regarding marriage and that's why she fought so hard for that money. Honestly, the woman was a terrible actress. She couldn't have faked those tears for him, I don't think.

Anyway, sad.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

She really was Marilyn Monroe. Just as needy, just as sad.

And like you, DQ, I immediately turned conspiracy theorist. Her son dies, then she dies, and what happens to the baby now since there were paternity disputes? We do need to pray for that baby.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Frankly, I'm appalled by the hoopla. I know I'm old enough to know this is what they do, but the whole media coverage of this is just.....sad.
I'm with you Robyn. We need to pray for that baby. There's nothing but negative stuff flying around that poor kid.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Bernita said...

Her death does seem to be a little too convenient.

3:49 AM  
Blogger OzzatLarge said...

I guess I concur with you guys. It is a saddend world we live in, when the jokes of the death of a child of God flourish before the decedent is even buried. We should be saddened by any death instead of calloused and desensitized. I have to admit also that as much as Saddam deserved justice, I was saddened by his hanging also. Not because I was thinking he didn't deserve it, but rather by the fact that if he had only known the truth of God rather than the atrocities that he belived in. I am not a bleeding heart other than I feel that there is so much hatred and cold blooded feeling out there, that we lose sight of where we come from. We all have reason to fight for a cause, but at the base of that cause there need to be a biblical basis. Wow, I really wasnt't planning on preaching or writing a novel. Sometimes I start and forget to stop because I am on a roll. Isn't that a joke, oh wait maybe it goes a different way. Stop and forget to start, yeah that's it!!!!! Anyway, my 1/2 cent worth.

Ozz at Large

12:26 PM  
Blogger Queso said...

Bless her heart. Bless her baby.

2:49 PM  

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