YouTuber and ‘dating guru’ Kevin Samuels has died aged 57 after suffering from ‘chest pains’, reports say.
Police were called to the Residence Buckhead Atlanta, an upscale apartment complex, after a 911 caller – later identified as Ortensia Alcantara, 32 – reported a ‘person injured.’
When Atlanta Police Officer Joel Figuereo arrived at the residence, an EMS worker was observed ‘performing CPR to a black male’ who was ‘unresponsive on the floor of his apartment.’ Alcantara later identified the male to be Samuels.
Alcantara, a nurse, told police she met Samuels the night before and had ‘spent night with him.’
Early in the morning, Samuels reportedly started experiencing chest pain and she ‘attempted to help him… but he fell on top of her.’
She requested a defibrillator from the front desk to ‘keep Mr. Samuels responsive until [EMS] arrived.’ He was transferred to Piedmont Hospital, where he died.
YouTuber Kevin Samuels, 57, died in Atlanta on Thursday after reportedly experiencing ‘chest pains’
The Atlanta Police Department said Ortensia Alcantara, 32, a nurse, called 911 and reported an ‘injured person.’ She had already reportedly requested a defibrillator from the front desk to keep him alive until EMS services arrived and transferred him to Piedmont Hospital
Samuels’ mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, told NBC News she discovered her son had died after seeing it on social media.
‘That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out. I didn’t even know,’ she told NBC News on Friday.
‘I hadn’t even been notified. All I’m doing is requesting that people pray for us.’ She declined to release anymore details about her son’s death.
Samuels, who had 1.42million YouTube subscribers and nearly as many Instagram followers, was best known for his controversial dating advice.
Recently, he received heat for calling unmarried women over 35 ‘leftovers’ and said ‘something was wrong’ with them.
He claimed in a video last week that the Chinese government ‘formerly designated women over 27 who are unmarried’ as ‘leftovers’ and 35 was the American ‘equivalent.’
The ‘relationship guru’ was known for being controversial and was often described as misogynistic and toxic. He recently received heat after calling unmarried women over 35 ‘leftovers’ and said ‘men know that there is something likely wrong with you’
‘If you have made it to 35 and you are unmarried, you are a leftover woman,’ he said in a video. ‘You are what is left. Men know that there is something likely wrong with you.’
Samuels, who is estimated to be worth $4million, said it was ‘intended to let [women] know where you are in the market,’ he said with a metallic model of a woman’s torso in the background.
He also said ‘not all women can have men’ and suggest women ‘share’ them.
He also angered viewer after rating women based on their appearance and dress size. He even rated singer Saweetie an ‘adjustable six.’
‘She can go from cute to pretty,’ he told Joe Budden on his podcast. Many said his dating advice was sexist and toxic, NBC News reported.
Following his death, journalist Ernest Owens said: ‘Kevin Samuels has made a career off of shamelessly disgracing Black women for profit.
‘He emboldened the most toxic individuals to project tired and harmful narratives about Black women.
‘Dead or alive, what a disgraceful life to live. That’s all I’ve got for that misogynist.’
Musician Jean Deaux tweeted: ‘What did Kevin Samuels die from? Being 56 and unmarried.’
He was found inside his luxury apartment in Atlanta (pictured), where EMS performed CPR before transferring him to the hospital
Samuels also appeared in a Future video, titled: Healing Together with Dr. Kevin Samuels (Worst Day Official Video Trailer), which debuted on February 8. The pair discussed how much money the rapper spent on women.
He also self-proclaimed himself an ‘image consultant’ and offered services exclusively to men ‘who want an upgrade on their appearance.’ His services included shopping, grooming, and helping ‘great guys look and feel their best,’ his website said.
Longtime friend Melanie King said got ‘family confirmation’ about his death, The Hill reported, and said his funeral could potentially be in Oklahoma City.