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Anna Nicole Smith Trial: Bodyguard Says Boyfriend and Doctor Supplied Drugs in Year Before Her Overdose Death

Former Playboy playmate and reality star Anna Nicole Smith died after being found unconscious in a Florida hotel room on Feb. 8, 2007. She was 39. She died of "combined drug intoxication" with the sleeping medication chloral hydrate as the major factor, according to the Associated Press. Smith was taking a lengthy list of other medications, including methadone for pain. AP

Anna Nicole Smith (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Anna Nicole Smith's bodyguard says he saw her boyfriend and a psychiatrist supply the former Playboy model with drugs as she slipped into addiction in the year before her death.

Maurice Brighthaupt - one of the last people to see Smith alive - testified Friday in the trial of Howard K. Stern and two doctors accused of conspiring to supply Smith with massive amounts of drugs, including powerful sedatives and painkillers.

They are not charged with causing her 2007 overdose death.

Brighthaupt says Smith popped pills for years. He says she fell into a depression following the 2006 death of her son and began taking 20 pills at a time and spending most of her time sleeping.

Brighthaupt says Stern sometimes gave her the pills and he once saw Smith's psychiatrist provide Smith with chloral hydrate.

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