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Rosie O'Donnell Questioned Anna Nicole Smith's Health Hours Before She Died

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Feb 09, 2007 | 8:54am EST

TV presenter Rosie O'Donnell raised fears about Anna Nicole Smith's health live on air yesterday, just hours before the former Playboy Playmate collapsed and died in a Florida hotel room.

Speaking on TV show The View, O'Donnell alleged that Smith was dabbling in drugs and was clearly struggling with the heartbreak of losing her son Daniel last year.

She said, "If I have to see Anna Nicole Smith on television one more time... She can hardly speak now.

"It's a tragedy all around. Her son died. She has this little baby. Obviously some kind of medication or substance involved."

Smith was found unconscious in her hotel room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino yesterday afternoon.

According to hotel officials, Smith was "unresponsive" and emergency crews performed CPR at the scene and a breathing apparatus was inserted in her throat.

Paramedics were seen pumping her chest as she was taken from the hotel and transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. She died at 2:49 p.m. EST.

Smith was 39 years old and is survived by her baby daughter Dannielynn.

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