B. Smith dead at 70: 'Heaven is shining even brighter'
'Whatever you do, do it with style'
Posted: 12:43 PM, Feb 23, 2020
The Associated Press
Jose Luis Magana/AP
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, former model and restaurateur B. Smith arrives at the BET Honors red carpet in the Warner Theatre in Washington. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her Long Island, New York, home, after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, according to a family statement on social media. She was 70. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
NEW YORK -- Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family announced in a statement on social media.
The 70-year-old died Saturday evening after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2013.
Her husband, Dan, said “heaven is shining even brighter now” in a lengthy Facebook post honoring her life.
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