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A credible source claims that Anna Nicole Smith choked on her own vomit.
Access Hollywood
updated 2/8/2007 11:22:24 PM ET 2007-02-09T04:22:24

According to a credible source, an employee of Anna Nicole Smith found her in her room in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The employee pulled back a sheet and discovered that Smith appeared to have choked on her own vomit.

The same source claims that Smith took what was referred to as a “children’s sedative,” and had “kept passing out” before her death.

AccessHollywood.com has learned from this same source that one of the attending physicians at Memorial Regional Hospital was Dr. Randy Katz. When we contacted Dr. Katz, he acknowledged that he was indeed an attending physician, but Dr. Katz would not comment on any specifics related to his care of Smith.

AccessHollywood.com was unable to reach Smith’s companion Howard K. Stern.

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