A Deadly Mix
Cyril Wecht, who performed the second autopsy on Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, revealed yesterday that Daniel apparently died of a mixture of drugs. Three drugs found in his system, methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro, all work on the same mechanism in the brain which controls the pulmonary and respiratory system. One drug alone is all the body can normally handle. Even two together would be too much, but all three together is a dealy combination. It is unclear where Daniel got the Zoloft and Methadone from (a drug commonly prescribed to treat heroin addiction, but is also used as a pain killer). Daniel had been treated at one point in the last few months for back pain so several doctors could have prescribed several different medications without knowledge of the others. Daniel complained of being overly tired shortly before he died. However he passed, the loss of a child for any parent seems overwhelming.