Model, author, lifestyle guru #BSmith DEAD at 70! [Details]

Sad news to report.

Acclaimed lifestyle guru B. Smith has passed away at 70 from early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

B. Smith, a groundbreaking model, restaurant owner and lifestyle guru, died Saturday night . Her husband Dan Gasby shared the news….

Dan Gasby announced her death, saying, “It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith.” He says she passed peacefully at 10:50 PM Saturday at their home on Long Island after having battled Alzheimer’s Disease for several years.

B. started her career in the 1960s as a model who was signed to Wilhelmina modeling agency. In 1976, she became the first black woman featured on a cover of Mademoiselle.

She went on to open 3 of her popular B. Smith restaurants in New York City, on Long Island and also in Washington, D.C.

May she rest in peace…