In Memory Of: Beloved Stars We Lost This Year

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B. Smith and her family grapple with Alzheimer's.

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B. Smith

B. Smith was a restaurant and cookbook author who unfortunately lost her battle to Alzheimer’s disease in February of this year. Being 70 years old when she passed, Smith fought through the disease for seven years after being diagnosed with it back in 2013.

In addition to her work in the culinary sphere, Smith also worked as a fashion model back in the ’60s. As her career grew, she influenced the lifestyles of many and did lot of work to highlight Alzheimer’s awareness — especially in the Black community. In a tweet, Ava DuVernay remembered her by saying, “The elegance. The grace. The style. May God rest and bless her soul. #BSmith was one-of-a-kind.”

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