Howard K. Stern says he took pictures of Daniel’s body ‘for Anna’

The inquest into the death of Anna Nicole Smith’s son Daniel is going on in the Bahamas. It’s hard to tell who is the bigger surviving famewhore: Larry Birkhead or Howard K. Stern. Both hangers-on have been called to testify in the investigation and give two very different accounts of Daniel. Larry Birkhead claims that Daniel often dipped into his mother’s formidable stash of prescription drugs, and that Anna herself gave Daniel the drug ecstasy on occasion. Stern, however, says that Daniel was “not that kind of kid.” When Stern was grilled about his motives for taking photographs of Daniel’s dead body, he explained that he wasn’t looking to make money off the photos, but instead took them for Anna’s sake, because she was not able to accept that her son was really gone.

Larry Birkhead said he knew Daniel Smith was sneaking his mom’s methadone and that Anna Nicole Smith gave him Ecstasy to take at home.

Meanwhile, Howard K. Stern was saying, “Huh?”…

“I didn’t believe Daniel died of a drug overdose at all,” Stern said. “Even after the toxicology report came back, I thought that was some kind of setup or something. He wasn’t that kind of kid.”

Smith was found to have died of a toxic combination of methadone, antidepressants and sleeping pills. His passing was originally deemed “suspicious” by the coroner who performed his autopsy. The inquest, which finally got under way in November after a year of postponements, was held to formally determine what killed Daniel and whether any criminal charges should be filed.

The magistrate will likely hand the case over to the seven-member jury on Thursday…

“Daniel said to me, ‘I don’t know why I’m so tired,’ ” Stern testified. “I didn’t think anything of it. I wish I had.”

Stern copped to taking a picture of Daniel’s body after he died, but adamantly denied his intention was to profit from the morbid shot, as the son-in-law of one of Smith’s exes testified earlier.

Smith, who was beside herself with grief and was having trouble accepting Daniel was really dead, requested he take the picture, Stern said. “I did that for her, and I would do it again.”

[From E!Online]

I think this inquest is a giant waste of time. Nobody in this case is going to tell the truth, and the one person who really wanted to know what happened to Daniel– his mother– is dead. As for all the new details about Anna and her son’s drug use, it’s sad, but at this point, it’s nobody’s business. They’re both dead; and nothing is going to be gained by further dragging them through the mud. It just seems like more of an excuse for Larry Birkhead and Howard Stern to be on camera.

Note by Celebitchy: I think there was some funny business in Daniel’s death and would like to see Howard K Stern answer some tough questions about it. It seems suspicious to me that Birkhead is saying Daniel pilfered Anna’s drugs while Stern is saying the opposite, like they planned it together to make it seem believable. The coroner found that Daniel injested so much methadone that he must have be trying to kill himself. Why would he do that when his baby sister was just born? It doesn’t make sense.

Howard K Stern and Larry Birkhead are shown below on April 10, 2007 after a paternity hearing that announced that Birkhead was Dannielynn’s father.


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  1. Tia C says:

    I agree, Syko. HKS is slimy, smarmy and suspicious. It’s like HKS was Anna’s Osama Lutfi. I wonder if the truth will ever come out about Daniel’s death. Sounds like “headache” has the most viable theory – Anna’s dose must’ve been pretty heavy duty! Daniel would not have been used to that kind of quantity. So sad, such a waste.

  2. Carrie says:

    Gawd! I just feel like I need a shower now, just for having looked at slimy HKS.

    He snapped the pic for money and he knows it.

  3. headache says:

    Larry Birkhead is opportunistic, no doubt but he’s often given a more clear and closer to the truth account of Anna’s life than anyone else.

    Koward K is just smarmy. He kept Anna hopped up or down depending on the hour and I think he was planning to do the same with Daniel. Too bad he didn’t realize that daniel’s system couldn’t handle the same dosage he was giving anna.

    Just my opinion, of course.

  4. Syko says:

    I will always think HKS was in some way responsible for both deaths.

  5. nobama says:

    I just eat all this gossip up. I LOVE IT!!!

  6. journey says:

    if there is a possibility of discovering the truth, they owe it to the memory of daniel to dig it out. would you want your loved brother or sister to die at the hands of a murderer AND be tarred with a reputation of a drug addled incompetent? and if they do find evidence of wrong-doing, the person responsible needs to be made to face up to it, not ride blithely off into the fading light of the photogs flashbulbs.

  7. Y'all r stupid says:

    Gosh people. Why does everyone have to think that a murder happened?!!! I’m sure if Larry Birkhead thought Howard K was responsible for Daniel’s death he would have said this.
    Before Birhead got the child and was fighting for custody he said a lot of negative stuff about Anna and HOward, but he never said Howard was likely a killer and wanted Daniel dead. YOu all just want to blame someone for their deaths. It’s obvious to me that the ones ultimately responsible for their demise are Anna and Daniel. They took prescription drugs wrecklesly and payed the price. End of story!!!

  8. contessa says:

    both those guys give me the creeps. seriously. but at least larry seems a little more sane and decent.

    Poor Dannielynn

  9. Trashaddict says:

    I like the Birdhead and Sterns in cahoots angle. I think it fits. Get Anna pregnant, kill off Daniel so there’s no other heir, do a little namecalling to distract attention from what you’re up to.
    Is there an independent lawyer for the baby looking where Birkhead’s cash flow is going????

  10. xiaoecho says:

    suicide never makes sense
    it’s not a ‘sensible’ act

  11. contessa says:

    Daniel did not kill himself. HKS had his slimy hands all over that. “Duh” is all I can say.

  12. MIEMIE says:


  13. Jesus says:

    Miemie you are right..
    The truth about Daniel and Anna’s death will never come out, Howard and Larry is like 2 snakes, they drugged them up and they die so they can get mooney !

    Somebody know where I can find the dead picture of daniel in annas hands ? 😳