Kevin Samuels ran a YouTube channel that circulated “misogynist” dating and self-help advice to viewers
Online reports have yet to be confirmed by someone in Kevin Samuels’ family or team (Photo: By Kevin Samuels)
Controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels has passed away at the age of 56, and some outlets are reporting he died of cardiac arrest.
Following social media confusion over the news, his mother later confirmed that he had died.
You need to know.
Who Was Kevin Samuels?
Samuels was a highly controversial YouTuber and self-proclaimed “relationship guru” who posted lifestyle videos online designed to help viewers improve their lives.
His YouTube channel currently has 1.43 million subscribers, with his latest video, titled “Modern Women Are A Party of 1,” streaming just a day ago.
Samuels has been repeatedly criticized for promoting “misogynistic” thoughts and beliefs on his channel and for being particularly derogatory towards women of color.
Despite having an online presence for years, he went viral in December 2020 for his video titled “You’re Average At Best,” which racked up 2.7 million views on the platform.
In one of his March 2021 videos, Samuels said that “quality men cheat” and that women should accept it because cheating is in their nature. Samuels would also say in his videos that “high quality men” want “submissive” and “pleasant” women.
He recently caused outrage when he claimed a few weeks ago that women over the age of 35 who are unmarried are “leftovers”. He said that “there’s probably something wrong” with these women and that they “are what’s left.”
According to the information, he was not married Sun, Samuels had been married twice in the past but had since separated from both relationships. The outlet also reported that Samuels had joint custody of a daughter he had with one of his ex-wives.
Is he dead?
News of Samuel’s death was widely shared on Twitter and was later confirmed by a family member.
His mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, declined to release details of what happened. She said she found out about her son’s death through social media.
“It was a terrible thing for social media to post. I didn’t even know. I wasn’t even notified,” she said on Friday. “All I do is ask people to pray for us.”
Atlanta Police said officers were called to an apartment on East Paces Ferry Road NE Thursday morning regarding an injured person.
First responders performed CPR on an unresponsive man, later identified as Samuels.
A woman at the home told officers Samuels had complained of chest pains and 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 had performed an autopsy and the cause and manner of death are still pending. The bureau listed Samuel’s age as 53, although other outlets had listed his age as 56.
Revolt Black News had previously reported that “reliable sources” confirmed the YouTuber passed away on Thursday, May 5, and in a video that has more than 105,000 views on Twitter, Melanie King, a friend of Samuels, stated that she had a ” Family Confirmation” received from Samuels died.
When asked if the news might not be true, King shook his head and said, “I have family confirmation. That’s 100%. The funeral will most likely take place in Oklahoma City.”
reactions to his death
Reactions to the news of Samuel’s death online were mixed, with a certain feeling that he doesn’t deserve to be remembered fondly for his actions in life.
One person wrote: “All I can say about Kevin Samuels is if you spend your time disrespecting people in life don’t be surprised if people don’t respect you in death. No matter how cruel it may be, the legacy you leave behind will be evident in the fruits you have borne while you were here.”
Another tweeted, “Kevin Samuels made a career out of bashing women and upholding oppressive gender standards and you all want us to be on the right track when we learn he’s passed away.”
“Kevin Samuels was a threat. Nothing about his ideals really made sense. His audience is made up of men so fragile in their masculinity that they think demeaning women is a personality trait…we don’t celebrate his death, we just don’t mourn him,” wrote another.
Journalist Ernest Owens wrote: “Kevin Samuels has made a career outrageously embarrassing black women for profit. He encouraged the most toxic individuals to project tired and damaging narratives about black women. Dead or alive, what a shameful life to lead. That’s all I have for the misogynist.”
However, others have said that celebrating someone’s death is unnecessary, whether you agree with their views or not.
One person tweeted, “Regardless of whether this message from Kevin Samuel is true or not, you must be a nasty MF to cheer someone’s death because you don’t like some of the things they said.”
Another wrote: “I open Twitter to see a bunch of fat broke sad n****s/b**ches celebrating Kevin Sameul’s death??? I have never seen the man, but the fact that this man’s opinions hurt you so much drives me crazy. He was a complete father. Condolences to his fam.”
“You’re a sick person to celebrate someone who has passed RIP Kevin Samuels,” wrote another.