CORAL GABLES, FL- Even with Will Smith now gone, his legacy lives on.
After being gunned down during a traffic feud, his wife, who was also shot during the altercation accepted the degree he would have accepted this weekend at the University of Miami’s commencement ceremony.
The 34-year-old had been enrolled in the first year of a masters program for artists and athletes at the University during the time of his death, just a few months away from graduation. The program included numerous other NFL athletes.
The ceremony marked Racquel Smith’s first public appearances since her husband’s death.
The widow still remains in a wheelchair after her both of her legs were struck by bullets. “She was extremely proud of Will,” Smith’s publicist, Lauren Renschler, told the Associated Press.
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The suspected shooter, Cardell Hayes, has been indicted on charges of the second-degree murder of Will Smith and the attempted second-degree murder of Racquel Smith. He has pleaded not guilty.