Legendary restauranteur and former model B. Smith has been reported missing by her husband, Dan Gasby. 64-year-old Smith suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and was last seen in Southampton, Long Island at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. CBS News is reporting that Smith has been found in a New York City diner.
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Smith opened up about her diagnosis earlier this summer, telling CBS News, “I’m going to do my best to make it work out for me, and for as many people that I can possibly help, too.” However, the diagnosis was a devastating one for her, “It meant something bad — really bad to me.” During the interview, she could not recall the date, month or year. “Things like that make me very sad,” she shared.
According to Fox NY, Smith took a jitney (a bus that takes people back and forth from Manhattan to The Hamptons) from New York City to Sag Harbor and reportedly disembarked the bus in Southampton. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater, pink shirt, jeans and black sneakers. We’re praying for her safe return.
Anyone who sees Smith or knows her whereabouts should contact police in Sag Harbor at 631-725-0058.