Daniel Wayne Smith, Anna Nicole's Son, Mourned

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On Sunday, September 10, at approximately 7 p.m., TRIMSPA’s website went black. Earlier that morning, Alex Goen, CEO and founder of TRIMSPA received a heart wrenching phone call from Howard K. Stern, attorney and long-time friend of Anna Nicole Smith. Daniel Wayne Smith, 20, had been found not breathing, in bed. An emotionally shaken Stern told Goen that neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected, but the cause of death was unknown.

On Sunday, September 10, at approximately 7 p.m., TRIMSPA’s website went black. Earlier that morning, Alex Goen, CEO and founder of TRIMSPA received a heart wrenching phone call from Howard K. Stern, attorney and long-time friend of Anna Nicole Smith. Daniel Wayne Smith, 20, had been found not breathing, in bed. An emotionally shaken Stern told Goen that neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected, but the cause of death was unknown.

Daniel was in the Bahamas to share in the birth of his baby sister, born September 7th. He visited Anna and his new half-sister the night before he passed away. The encounter was described as, “a perfect night.”

Stern said in his only release, “Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being.”

Goen, reflecting on his own interactions with Daniel, remembered him as, “a great kid, quiet and unassuming, and very bright,” said Goen, “When Daniel walked into a room, Anna would literally light up -- he was the apple of her eye. It’s just an incredibly sad time.”

In addition to TRIMSPA’s website going black, the company is attempting to pull the advertising campaign slated to begin airing this week. The ad, which celebrated Anna’s pregnancy, “just feels inappropriate right now,” said Goen. It is not yet known if the media will allow the contracted commercials to be pulled, but Goen said he “understands, whatever their decision. We know we’re trying to do the right thing for Anna -- to give her some room to grieve.”

About Daniel:

He was 20 years old

Born January 22nd, 1986

Died, September 10, 2006

He was a good student and an only child until the birth of his half-sister on September 7th.

He had small roles in her movies Skyscraper (1997) (V) and To the Limit (1995)

Daniel was the associate producer of the movie, “Illegal Aliens.”

About TRIMSPA, Inc.

TRIMSPA, Inc., headquartered in Whippany, NJ, is committed to providing safe and effective dietary supplement formulations and unparalleled customer service. With its suite of products -- TRIMSPA X32®, leader in the weight loss category, TRIMSPA® Ultra™, and TRIMSPA® Energy; and the launch of its 2006 Million Dollar 12-Week Challenge, TRIMSPA’s crusade is to help reshape America, and the world, one body at a time. The Company has been a supporter of various high-profile celebrity events, such as the American Music Awards, Critics Choice Awards and has worked with numerous charitable organizations including the Millennium Women's Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation®, American Cancer Society®, and Make-A-Wish Foundation®. TRIMSPA X32 has been the “Official Weight Loss Product” of the Hawaiian Tropic®, Mrs. America® and Mrs. World® Pageants.

TRIMSPA products are sold in thousands of domestic retail outlets and select international markets. Products are also available at http://www.trimspa.com or by calling 1-800-TRIMSPA.

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