Today marks the anniversary of the tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith, it has been 5 years since her untimely passing at age 39. Her vulnerability and reliance on prescription medication paralleled another tragic blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, who perished at 36 in 1962. ANS’ legal struggles involving claimed inheritance and the misconduct of those in her inner circle continued years beyond her death, and – in a way – became her sad legacy. It is hard to imagine the girl who once adorned many magazine ads, posters and billboards for Guess Jeans in the early ’90s became the subject of so many legal discourses the better part of two decades later. We hope her story is a wake-up call for the medical and legal community at large.
The New York Giants claimed victory for a second time against the New England Patriots this past Sunday. Eli Manning claimed the MVP title for engineering an amazing fourth quarter comeback. This is the second Super Bowl title for them in 5 years. The loss for the Patriots only accentuated the passing last July of Myra Kraft, the beloved philanthropist wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Patriots players had a patch on their jerseys bearing her initials this past season. Congratulations to both teams for their successes.