On the tenth anniversary of Anna Nicole Smith's death, "20/20" aired a special on Friday night about the model and television personality. She died at the age of 39 on February 8, 2007, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Smith had given birth to a daughter, Dannielynn, only five months before she died. Her autopsy revealed that she had nine prescription drugs in her body.


After Smith's death, five men came forward claiming to be Danielynn's father. One claiming to be the father was Smith's attorney Howard K.

Stern. His name was included on the baby's birth certificate. A paternity test proved that photographer larry birkhead is the father. For the last ten years, Birkhead and Dannielynn have been living in Kentucky far away from the limelight and the circumstances under which the 10-year-old girl was born. The single father tells host Deborah Roberts that it has been a rumor that he is living off of Anna Nicole's estate. He continues to work as a photographer to support himself and Dannielynn. Besides, Anna's estate is still being argued in the courts.


Dannielynn was seen in clips during the interview, but she was not interviewed in a formal capacity like her father. Birkhead shared that the fifth-grader said she is connected to the mother that she never knew.

She wrote a poem that Birkhead found too emotional to read on the air. He asked Roberts to read it instead. Dannielynn wrote that she knows her mother sends her butterflies, and the butterflies chase her everywhere. She drew a beautiful picture of a butterfly to go along with the poem.

Many thought Dannielynn would go into acting and modeling like her mother.

She did appear in one Guess commercial. However, her father said she has no interest in doing it again even though they have received numerous invitations from companies for her to be in more ads.

The "20/20" interview ended with Birkhead sharing the advice he has given his daughter. He told her that excess is not always the best, and she doesn't have to be a star to shoot for the stars.