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Columnist Larry Smith Dies Age 67

Larry Smith

Larry Smith

LARRY Smith, 67, well known columnist, died suddenly at his High Vista home on Sunday of complications from heart failure.

From 2004 he wrote the weekly column, “Tough Call,” in The Tribune.

Larry Andrew Smith was born in Nassau in 1950 to Roy and Barbara Smith. He attended Queen’s College before attending the University of Miami on a government scholarship to study political science and journalism. He worked for the Bahamas News Bureau before starting Media Enterprises in 1984.

He was married to Joanne Smith, daughter of Mr Justice van Sertima, and they have two daughters, Aliya Carey and Casey Smith.

Funeral services will be announced later.

Comments

alleycat 1 year, 9 months ago

This is really, really sad. We lost the Carl Hiaasen of the Bahamas. We will miss him as a good friend, a fellow "army brat", and also as a great writer and dragon slayer, who brought so many important issues to the attention of the Bahamian people. Fair winds, Larry, we will all miss you.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year, 9 months ago

Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family

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realfreethinker 1 year, 9 months ago

Top notch writer. Always read his tough call columns.

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banker 1 year, 9 months ago

Sad. Condolences to family. I always enjoyed sushi lunches with Larry.

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DDK 1 year, 9 months ago

Oh wow! How sad. You will be missed. RIP, Larry. Condolences to the family.

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CatIslandBoy 1 year, 9 months ago

RIP Larry, and condolences to the family. Your writings will be truly missed by this avid reader. I wish there were more contributing writers like you at both of our dailies.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 1 year, 9 months ago

As an accomplished writer, Larry enjoyed calling it as he saw it, and for that he enjoyed the respect of his many readers. His family can take comfort in knowing that he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, including those whose lives he touched with his writings.

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paperbahamian 1 year, 9 months ago

Larry Smith will be a great loss to the Nassau community and the country. Through his columns he drew attention to both local and worldwide 'hot topics' and provided local readers with clear and concise explanations of the issues at hand. He called a spade and spade and always dealt with local politics honestly and frankly. His shoes are going to be very hard to fill. R.I.P Larry.

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birdiestrachan 1 year, 9 months ago

May his soul rest in peace. I use to enjoy my opposing views to his. and of course I was right he was wrong Smile, smile. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family I am going to miss his columns.

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RJesubatham 1 year, 9 months ago

This is a big loss. Sorry to lose my dear friend. May friends, family and God comfort Joanne and the kids

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