Video: Cause of death Anna Nicole's son revealed

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
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updated 10/2/2006 4:22:15 PM ET 2006-10-02T20:22:15
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Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.” On Wednesday, he had this to say:

On to our round-up of celebrity and entertainment news, and perhaps the first firm understanding of what caused the death of Anna Nicole Smith’s son. 

Daniel Smith, 20, died from a lethal combination of drugs according to Dr. Cyril Wecht, the pathologist hired by Ms. Smith to perform a second autopsy. Dr. Wecht has told People magazine that the toxicology report identified methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro. He says that caused cardiac dysrhythmia. No word on why Mr. Smith would have been on methadone.  Zoloft and Lexapro are prescription drugs commonly used for depression. 

Daniel Smith died in his mother’s hospital room in the Bahamas on Sept. 10th.  He was visiting her three days after the birth of her daughter. The man claiming to be the child’s father has identified himself, Howard K. Stern, who is Miss Smith’s long-time attorney and frequent spokesman. 

Mr. Stern told Larry King, “I am very excited. I wish it was under different circumstances.” He says they have named their daughter Dannielynn Hope.

Steve Irwin
And if there were any notion that the video footage of Steve Irwin’s death would be made public, that apparently has been put to rest.

The wife of the man known as the “Crocodile Hunter” has reportedly said that those final moments will never be shown on television. Terry Irwin saying even she has not seen the video and questions the purpose of broadcasting it.

Her husband was killed when a stingray barb pierced his chest. He was filming a TV show on the Great Barrier Reef at the time of the accident. 

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