Barbara Elian Smith popularly known as B. Smith has recently died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 70 and the world is in mourning. The news was revealed by her lovely husband, Dan Gasby who is still in shock and grieving. According to the announcement, Smith died at exactly 10:50 pm on February 22, 2020 in New York home.
Gasby also shared a lovely message and tribute to his wife and this brought tears to the eyes of so many people.
“Heaven is shinning even brighter now that it is graced with B’e dazzling and unforgettable smile.” Gasby said in a Facebook post.
B. Smith, as everyone likes to call her first started off as a model in early 1960s. After a long time, she found another calling, to become a restaurant owner. Yea! You may be wondering how she was able to go from that point to this point without flinching, but that is how determined Smith was in everything that she did.
Owning a restaurant is no joke because you constantly have to practice to be the best at what you do and lucky for Smith, she was always yearning for good results. She first owned a restaurant in New York in 1986 and after various good business deals, Smith decided it was time to open another restaurant. By 1997, Smith already owned restaurants in Washington and New York. In the same year, she began a talk show which was called “B. Smith With Style.l
Aside from being one of the most successful restauranteurs in the country and world at large, Smith was also a good writer. She authored three amazing books which helps people get their recipes, ingredients and cooking presentations ready for anything in no time. In 1995, she released a book titled “B. Smith’s Entertaining and Cooking for Friends.”
Four years later, she was nowhere near done as she again wrote and published another book titled “B. Smith’s Rituals and Celebrations.”
Moving on, in 2009, she authored another book titled “B. Smith’s Cooks Southern Style.”
Smith was good at what she did, but in 2014, the worst happened. The lifestyle guru told the world that she had was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s diesease and she wanted to beat the stigma attached to the disease. Fans were proud of how strong she was willing to be in the face of such a horrifying illness.
On February 24, 2020, Smith died in her home at age 70, leaving behind her husband, Dan Gasby. Till her death, Smith had no biological child, but she was a step-mother to Dana, who is Gasby’s child from a previous marriage.