His relatives knew him as a child who liked to play cowboy, while a friend of his mother's, Jackie Hatten, said she knew Daniel as a sweet young man who kept to himself and kept his nose clean as an adult living in Los Angeles, the Tribune--Herald report said.
"Daniel was sweet, sensitive, respectful. He never cursed, never wanted to drink, never wanted to do drugs. He never even smoked a cigarette," she said in the newspaper report.
Smith died Sept. 10 in the Bahamas just days after his mother gave birth to a girl.