Anna Nicole Smith's mother drops out of body battle, funeral friday
After three weeks of battling over where Anna Nicole Smith should be buried, her estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, has dropped out of the battle for custody of her remains.
Judge Larry Seidlin ruled that Smith's 5-month-old daughter should have custody of the remains, leaving a court appointed custodian to make the decision. That lawyer decided to bury her in the Bahama's. Arthur appealed that decision, and her petition was denied earlier today.
Earlier speculation had said that Arthur may take the case to the Supreme Court, but on Wednesday she called it quits. Smith will be laid to rest next to her late son, Daniel, in the Bahamas.
The court appointed attorney has said the funeral is set for Friday.
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