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Lifestyle expert B. Smith dies at 70, family says

Posted at 11:36 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 18:09:02-05

Lifestyle guru and restaurateur B. Smith has died at the age of 70, according to her husband.

"It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith," Dan Gasby shared on Facebook.

Smith had been battling Early-onset Alzheimer's. She died Saturday morning at her Long Island home.

Smith began her career as a model before opening up restaurants in New York City, Long Island and Washington, D.C.

She went on to host a lifestyle TV show, published several books and acted off Broadway.

Her signature tag-line "Whatever you do, do it with style!" is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Facebook post said.