FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The fight over Anna Nicole Smith's body in a Florida courtroom is reminiscent of the dispute that followed the death of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall II.
The Los Angeles Times said Smith and the elderly Marshall's adult son split the oil tycoon's ashes and held two funerals.
As for Smith's body, which was cremated Saturday, her estranged mother wants to take the body back to her home state of Texas for burial. Smith's companion Howard Stern says she would want to be buried next to her adult son, Daniel, who died last September and is buried in the Bahamas.
Smith's lawyer, Ronald Rale, said she would have found the court battle over her remains sad, the Times reported.
Rale said the endless court battles upset her.
Given that her infant daughter's paternity and the status of Smith's inheritance from Marshall are still unsettled, the court battles are far from over, the report said.