B. Smith Found In NYC Diner After Reported Missing Tuesday Night
B. Smith, a former model and beloved restaurant owner, was found on Wednesday after the 65-year-old was reported missing on Tuesday night.
B. Smith Suffers From Alzheimer’s
B. Smith was reported missing by her husband, Dan Gasby, after she failed to come home Tuesday night. B. Smith, who made history as the first black woman to be featured on the cover of Mademoiselle, revealed in June that she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. But, Gasby reportedly said that his wife had never gotten lost or gone missing before.
She had last been seen in Southampton, Long Island, around 8 p.m., having just arrived from New York City on a jitney. The driver of the jitney later confirmed that Smith had gotten off at Sag Harbor, but other sources said that Smith then got back on a jitney to return to the city.
The news of Smith’s disappearance went public on Wednesday, and a customer at a Manhattan diner near Smith’s old New York apartment recognized Smith and called the police. Smith’s daughter went to get her at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, nearly 14 hours after Smith was reported missing.
Fans & Friends Celebrate B. Smith’s Safe Return
Just heard @BSmith is safe! I am relieved!! She IS my idol and why I became a chef! I love her!
— Evyl Sugar Dyva (@EvylDyva) November 26, 2014
Glad that B Smith was found — Nikki (@nikkismallz_) November 26, 2014
— Denise Boutte (@denise_boutte) November 26, 2014
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