Anna Nicole Smith's body is in the Bahamas for a burial next to her her son today.
Early this morning, Smith's body left the Broward County medical examiner's office, where it had been for more than three weeks.
Law enforcement escorted the hearse carrying Smith's body to Miami International Airport, where it was flown by private plane to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, for a burial.
Smith will be laid to rest next to her son, Daniel, who died in September 2006.
The decision to bury Smith's body in the Bahamas came after a messy public hearing between Smith's mother, who wanted to bring the body to Smith's hometown in Texas, and her former lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, who wanted to bury Smith in the Bahamas.
Thursday, a Florida appeals court finally cleared the way for a burial.
According to The Associated Press, Tom Pirtle, a lawyer for Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, said she would continue to try to fight to get the body out of the Bahamas.
However, Pirtle did not elaborate on what kind of legal action Arthur would take.
The funeral and memorial services for Smith will be private, according to Richard Milstein, the court-appointed advocate for Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall. Per court order, Milstein has custody of the former Playboy model's remains.
Pink Was Her Favorite Color
Friends of the former model have promised that the funeral will be "over the top."
"Everything about Anna Nicole Smith has been over the top. I don't imagine the funeral will be any different. We know that pink is gonna be a big theme. Pink was Anna Nicole's favorite color. There will be pink flowers throughout. She will be buried in a pink dress," said Bryan Alexander of People magazine.
According to friends, the one-time model will be buried in a custom-made gown next to her 20-year-old son, Daniel, who died in September.
More than 100 guests are expected to attend the service at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. The burial at Lakeview Memorial Ceremony will be more private, open to only 30 close friends and family members.
"Hopefully it's going to be a beautiful affair, just like Anna would have wanted. It's going to be private, and we are just looking forward to finally be able to let her rest in peace," said Ron Rale, Smith's former attorney.
The Saga Isn't Over Yet
Now that the decision on where to bury Smith's body has been finally resolved, the custody battle over Smith's baby daughter will move forward.
Stern, Arthur and Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead all want custody of Dannielynn, who could inherit millions of dollars.