Model Turner TV Host, B. Smith Dies At 70
The restaurateur, model and creator B. Smith kicked the bucket on Saturday after a fight with Alzheimer’s illness, her better half Dan Gasby said in an announcement. She was 70 years of age.
“Much obliged to you to all the companions and fans who bolstered B. what’s more, our family during her excursion,” Gasby said. “Much thanks to you to everybody for regarding our protection during this horrifying time. “Paradise is sparkling much more splendid since it is graced with B’s. stunning and life-changing grin.”
Smith, whose complete name was Barbara Elaine Smith, was a multi-faceted and multi-capable character. Notwithstanding building cafés and a home stylistic theme assortment, throughout the years, Smith was a design model, entertainer, TV has and smash-hit cookbook writer. In 1976 she got one of the primary African American ladies to show up on the front of “Mademoiselle” magazine.
We lost legendary fashion model, chef, restaurateur, lifestyle icon and magazine publisher, B Smith today. 70 years old, she and her husband, Dan Gasby were at the forefront of #alzheimers #research for people of color. Love to them and daughter, Dana. #bsmithwithstyle pic.twitter.com/pqFOpa9oxs
— Al Roker (@alroker) February 23, 2020
Smith was determined to have beginning stage Alzheimer’s at 64 years old in 2013. “It wants to cry,” she told CBS in a 2014 meeting. “Things like that make me tragic.” But she was likewise resolved to bring issues to light of Alzheimer’s, especially for the African American people group.
“We lost unbelievable design model, gourmet expert, restaurateur, way of life symbol and magazine distributor, B Smith today,” NBC’s Al Roker said on Twitter. “70 years of age, she and her better half, Dan Gasby were at the front line of #alzheimers #research for ethnic minorities. Love to them and little girl, Dana.”