Anna Nicole Smith: Two Years Later

While stars pamper, party and play in anticipation of tomorrow’s annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, a more somber anniversary marks today–it’s been two years since the passing of Anna Nicole Smith.

The blonde bombshell, a notorious figure in adult entertainment and pop culture, was found unresponsive in a Florida hotel on February 8, 2007. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, but the circus surrounding her demise took on a life of its own.

After mysteriously losing her 20-year-old son Daniel only months before, Anna was survived by daughter Dannilynn (three in September), partner Howard K Stern and Danni’s paternal father Larry Birkhead.

Anna was much-too-much, which accounted for international celebrity as a sex symbol, tabloid punching bag, train wreck and comeback kid.

Check out our compelling gallery of Anna Nicole’s rollercoaster ride where over-the-top was just the beginning, even at the end.