Anna Nicole Smith - RIP

Its seems that another media star, Anna Nicole Smith, has shuffled off of this mortal coil. Her body was found in the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, amidst a personal pharmacy containing compounds both legal and not in this country. Ironic, given that it's just a couple of weeks after her son died of an arcane drug interaction. Paramedics were unable to revive her; a video of their attempts went for a cool half-million dollars US, and will no doubt hit the Net minutes after broadcast. Love her or hate her, she died at the age of thirty-nine... that's way too young, I think, for anyone to kick off. Sure, she had her extremes - we all do, hers were just more public than most due to her past and career - and it's entirely possible that it had something to do with drugs. It could also have had something to do with her general health (she gained and then lost large amounts of weight in a relatively short time, which isnt' healthy), the stress of her son dying, something that hasn't hit the news yet, genetics... more than likely it was a combination of factors, some of which are probably too technical to compress into a thirty-second sound bite on the evening news.

Hell, maybe she accomplished her goals in life, and it was time for her to move on. That happens, sometimes.

She had a pretty notable timeline, and it's been cut short. Here's to you, Anna. If you see Terrence or Alan, tell 'em Bryce says 'hi'.