Larry Birkhead updated his website this morning with a statement about the death of Anna Nicole Smith. It reads:
Chance brought us together, our love
couldn’t keep us apart. We loved, we
laughed, we shared a connection that
couldn’t be broken, regardless of the
challenges. I loved her in life and I will
love her long after.
Our daughter, Dannielynn is a constant
reminder of the love we shared and the
life that we desired.
My heart is broken, my tears are
endless. She called me her angel, I
called her my sweet potato, and every
night before we went to sleep, she
made me say to her………..
“GOODNIGHT MY SWEET ANNA BABY”
Larry’s lawyer, Debra Opri told TMZ that an emergency court hearing was called this morning to ask a judge that Anna’s DNA be tested before her body is released. She said, “there is no known biological father at this point in time. Larry has been prevented from giving a DNA sample, Howard K. Stern has refused to give a DNA sample.”
She also thinks that Anna’s mother, Virgie Arthur, be granted temporary custody of Dannielynn Hope. Dannielynn is currently in the Bahamas. Anna was estranged from her mother and said in the past that she will never forgive or speak to her again.
UPDATE – A Judge refused Birkhead’s request of DNA testing on Anna, but ordered that her body be preserved until a hearing on February 20th.