Hypertension caused the death of controversial social media personality Kelvin Samuel.
TMZ reports that the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office discovered Atenolol, a beta-blocker commonly prescribed to treat hypertension, in the body of the deceased. The 57-year-old man’s death was because of natural causes.
Cause of the Death Revealed: Hypertension
Atlanta Police Department has confirmed that Kevin Samuels has died. He was found “unresponsive on the floor” at his apartment last night. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SNdw5oELDr
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) May 6, 2022
According to reports from multiple media outlets, Kevin Samuels’ death has been attributed to a variety of factors.
According to an autopsy obtained by E! News on Monday, the controversial internet personality died on May 5 from hypertension. They considered the cause of death as natural, by WSB-TV, NBC News, and ABC affiliate WSB-TV.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office did not immediately answer PEOPLE’s request for comment.
According to Rolling Stone, Samuels is 56 years old, and the police have already confirmed that he was born in 1965.
Also, a woman he had just met the night before was found slumped over Samuels’ dead body, the Atlanta Police Department said. Authorities attempted life-saving measures, before they declared the star dead.
Kelvin’s Mother on his Death
Kevin Samuels Mother Says She Learned of His Death on Social Media https://t.co/Rn92r0ItsB
— Black Enterprise (@blackenterprise) May 6, 2022
The mother of the internet sensation, Beverly Samuels-Burch, confirmed her son’s death on May 6th.
NBC News quotes Samuels-Burch as saying she learned of her son’s death on social media when rumours of his death circulated on the internet.
“That was a terrible decision by social media. I knew nothing about it at all, and I was uninformed” she stated. It’s nothing more than a request for prayers on my part.
About Kelvin Samuel
Kevin Samuels was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 13, 1965. He attended Millwood High School before transferring to the University of Oklahoma to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
He was a controversial online dating expert and social media influencer, the 56-year-old was a popular YouTube star. His Instagram account claims he’s an image consultant, based on his bio.
Social Media Followers
He had over a million Instagram fans, as well as 80k TikTok followers, as well as 1.4 million YouTube subscribers and 277k Facebook fans.
The BET Music Awards on June 26 featured Samuels and other recently deceased artists.
YouTube Channel and Recent Controversy
As of this writing, Samuels had over 1.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. YuoTube has reported that Samuels has over 800 videos on his YouTube channel, with some receiving over one million views each. So, they have accused sexism of some of his videos.
Also, Samuels stated in a video that “modern women charge for submission” on April 27. For Samuels, “submission is a trait of femininity, just as leadership and protection are traits of masculinity,” he told his audience. However, today, women state that you must pay for their feminine submission in order to obtain it. If I may ask how much your services cost, please tell me.
Also, a woman who hasn’t been married by the time she’s 35 is a “leftover woman,” Samuels said in another video, according to NBC News. The only thing left is you.” There is something wrong with you, and men know it.”
“Women Should Let Men Use Them,” “Modern Women Are Average At Best?” and “Women Love When Men Cheat??” were some of the other videos on Samuels’ YouTube channel.
Big Reactions on Kelvin’s Death
“Who knew all this time he was telling Black women we’ll die alone and unwanted, ran through and leftover, Kevin Samuels was talking about himself,” tweeted Dr. Uju Anya, a linguist.
“Kevin Samuels has made a career out of shamelessly disgracing Black women for profit,” tweeted Philadelphia magazine editor Ernest Owens. Kelvin’s actions empowered some people to perpetuate harmful stereotypes about black women. What a shameful existence, whether one is already dead or still in dying. “That’s all I have to say to that sexist,” I conclude.
Also, Brandon Pope stated on Twitter that “Kevin Samuel’s brand is based on demeaning others”. If you’re a target of that vitriol, why would you expect to feel empathy for him? Every day, the way you treat other people is how you write your own eulogy.