Anna Nicole Smith died Thursday. While there are some who are somewhere near happy that she is gone, I find (excuse me…found) Anna Nicole to be a tragic figure. Often those in the adult entertainment industry enter such a profession because of issues with their fathers, or body image issues. This picture is of an arrest for DWI many years ago.

Anna Nicole was an object of desire for some, but for most, she was a bit of a joke. While the details of her death haven’t yet been released, I’m sure that it will involve further self-destructive behavior. At the time of her death, Anna Nicole was engaged in a paternity suit involving her daughter, Danielynn that she leaves behind. Sad. I wonder how much, if any, of this whole thing could be laid at society’s feet?