Kevin Samuels: Confirming the death of a controversial YouTuber
Kevin Samuels runs a YouTube channel spreading ‘mistake’ dating and self-help advice to viewers
The online reports have yet to be confirmed by someone from Kevin Samuels’ family or group (Image: By Kevin Samuels)
Controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels has died aged 56, with several newspapers reporting he died of cardiac arrest.
After social media confusion over the news, his mother later confirmed that he had passed away.
Here’s what you need to know.
Who is Kevin Samuels?
Samuels is a controversial YouTuber and self-proclaimed “relationship expert” who posts lifestyle videos online that allegedly help teach viewers how to improve their lives.
His YouTube channel currently has 1.43 million subscribers, with his most recent video playing just a day ago, titled “Modern Women Are the Party of 1”.
Samuels has been repeatedly criticized for spreading “misguided” thoughts and beliefs on his channel and especially for insulting women of color.
Although he’s had an online presence for years, he went viral in December 2020 with a video titled “You’re Average At Best,” which racked up 2.7 million views on the platform.
In one of his videos from March 2021, Samuels says that “high-value men cheat” and that women should accept it because it’s their nature to cheat. In his video, Samuels will also say that “high-value men” want women who are “submissive” and “comfortable.”
He caused outrage recently when, a few weeks ago, he claimed that women over 35 and unmarried were “leftovers”. He said that “there may be something wrong” with these women and that they “are what’s left”.
However, he is still not married, according to Sun, Samuels had been married twice in the past but both later divorced. The magazine also reported that Samuels had joint custody of a daughter he had with one of his ex-wives.
Is he dead?
News of Samuels’ death was widely announced on Twitter, and later confirmed by a family member.
His mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, refused to divulge details of what happened. She said she learned about her son’s death on social media.
“It’s a terrible thing for social media to come up with. I didn’t even know. I wasn’t even informed,” she said on Friday. “All I’m doing is asking people to pray for us.”
The Atlanta Police Department said officers were called to an apartment on East Paces Ferry Road NE Thursday morning “involving an injured person.”
First responders performed CPR on an unresponsive man later identified as Samuels.
A woman in the apartment told officers that Samuels had complained of chest pain and that she tried to help him but he fell, the police report said. The woman called 911, and Samuels was taken to Piedmont Hospital.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a press release that it has conducted an autopsy and the cause and manner of death is pending. The office lists Samuels’ age as 53, although other outlets have reported his age as 56.
Black news rebel previously reported that “reliable sources” had confirmed that the YouTuber had passed away on Thursday, May 5, and in a video with more than 105,000 views on Twitter, Melanie King, a friend of Samuels, said that she received “family confirmation” that Samuels was dead.
When asked if there was any way the news could not be true, King shook his head and said: “I have family confirmation. This is 100%. The funeral will most likely take place in Oklahoma City.”
Reaction to his death
Reactions to Samuels’ death online have been mixed, with some feeling that due to his actions in life, he doesn’t deserve to be fondly remembered.
One person wrote: “All I can say about Kevin Samuels is that if you spend your time disrespecting people in your life, don’t be surprised that people don’t respect you to death. No matter how cruel it may be, the legacy you leave behind will be known by the work you suffered while you were here. ”
Another tweeted: “Kevin Samuels started out beating women and perpetuating oppressive gender standards and you guys want us on a higher path knowing he’s passed away.”
“Kevin Samuels is a threat. Nothing about his ideals really makes sense. His audience consists of men so fragile of masculinity that they think it’s a personality trait to degrade women… we don’t celebrate his death we don’t let mourn it,” another wrote.
Journalist Ernest Owens wrote: “Kevin Samuels made a career out of shamelessly humiliating Black women for profit. He encouraged the most toxic individuals to come up with exhausting and harmful stories about Black women. Live and die in flight, what a disgraceful life. That’s all I have for the misogynist. “
However, others say it’s not necessary to celebrate anyone’s death, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with their views.
One person tweeted: “Whether this Kevin Samuels news is true or not, you have to be an evil MF to cheer someone’s death because you didn’t like some of the things they said. “
Another wrote: “I opened Twitter to see a bunch of fat, broken, sad people celebrating the death of Kevin Sameuls??? Never observed that man, but the fact that that man’s opinion hurts you, is so bad that I am crazy. He is a total father. Condolences to his celebrity. ”
“You are a sick person to celebrate someone passing RIP Kevin Samuels,” another wrote.
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