Watch CBS News

B. Smith, Model Turned Restaurateur And Lifestyle Guru, Dead At 70

NEW YORK (CBSNEWS.COM) - Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family announced in a statement on social media. She was 70.

B. Smith
Restauranteur B. Smith attends "For the Love Of Our Children Gala" hosted by the National CARES Mentoring Movement on January 25, 2016 in New York City. (credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for National CARES Mentoring Movement)

Smith died Saturday evening after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. She and her husband, Dan Gasby, raised awareness of the disease, and particularly its impacts on the African American community, following her diagnosis.

◊◊◊ Click Here To Read The Complete Story On ◊◊◊

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.