Anna Nicole Smith dead

HOLLYWOOD, Florida (February 8, 2007) — Access Hollywood has learned that Anna Nicole Smith has been rushed to the hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

Sources confirmed that Anna Nicole was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital shortly after 2 pm. EST on Thursday after collapsing at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

Local police were reportedly forced to shut down the streets to expedite rushing her to the hospital.

Anna Nicole Smith dead

According to reports, fire crews and emergency personnel performed CPR on Smith and put a tube down her throat.

Her bodyguard was also reportedly visibly shaken at the scene.

Edwina Johnson, chief investigator of the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said the cause of death was under investigation and an autopsy would be done on Friday.

Anna Nicole Smith dead

A video of Anna's press release is out and you can watch it here. (just scroll down the page)

A private nurse called 911 after finding Smith unresponsive in her sixth-floor room, said Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger. He said Smith's bodyguard administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation about an hour before she was declared dead. She is believed to have expired on the scene.

Anna Nicole was reportedly treated with Narcan on the scene. Narcan is a substance generally administered to remove narcotics from a person's system.