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In quotes: Reaction to Smith's death
Family and friends have been paying tribute to model and former Playboy bunny Anna Nicole Smith, who died on Thursday in Florida.

DONNA HOGAN, SISTER

We are saddened and heartbroken by my sister's death. No matter what our differences have been over the years, Anna was still our blood and she will be missed terribly.

She was a woman who was determined to get out of her small town in Texas and make a name for herself.

HUGH HEFNER, PLAYBOY FOUNDER

I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole's passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally.

My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

FAMILY OF LATE HUSBAND J HOWARD MARSHALL

Our family was shocked by the untimely death of Anna Nicole Smith. We wish to express our sympathies to her family in this difficult time.

ALEX GOEN, CEO AND FOUNDER OF TRIMSPA, DIET SUPPLEMENT COMPANY WHICH SHE WORKED FOR

Anna knew both the joy of giving life, and the heartache of losing a child. We pray that she is granted the peace that eluded her more recent days on earth, and that she find comfort in the presence of her son, Daniel.

MICHAEL MCGRAW, PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

She was a great friend to animals and used every opportunity to speak out against senseless cruelty. ... It is a tragedy when anyone passes away before their time, but with Anna Nicole, animals have lost a true hero and PETA has lost a good friend.

JEFF SHORE, E! STUDIOS

For those of us who worked closely with Anna Nicole and got to know the woman behind the public persona, this is devastating news. She was a sweet person who adored her son, made us laugh and cry with her, and who was never afraid of what others may have thought of her. There will never be another like her, and I already miss her.

PAUL MARCIANO, CEO OF GUESS INC. ADVERTISING AGENCY

This is a very tragic and sad day. Personally I feel she did not survive the loss of her son Daniel, who was the love of her life.


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