YOUTUBER Kevin Samuels reportedly spent his final night with nurse Ortencia Alcantara before he tragically died the next day.
Samuels’ mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, confirmed his death to NBC News but declined to release details about what happened, saying that she learned of her son’s death from social media.
“That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out. I didn’t even know. I hadn’t even been notified,” she told NBC in a phone call on Friday.
“All I’m doing is requesting that people pray for us.”
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The 911 call placed on Thursday by the woman who was with YouTuber Kevin Samuels as he passed away was obtained by TMZ.
The outlet says that in the audio of the call, the woman seemed desperate to save him.
In the call, she reportedly tells the emergency operator that she believes Kevin is experiencing an issue with his heart while she performs CPR.
The woman identifies herself as a nurse and says that it’s her first time at Kevin’s apartment, so she has trouble giving the 911 operator the address.
Inside Kevin Samuel’s apartment
At the time of his death, the YouTuber was living in a rental apartment in Atlanta.
Real estate experts at Dirt went into detail about the apartment that Samuels was found in on the night that he died.
The luxury apartment is 915 square feet, and has one bedroom as well as one bathroom.
The unit is on the 16th floor of the Residence Buckhead apartment complex.
Kevin Samuels’ previous controversies
Samuels has been slammed for making misogynistic comments in the past.
He sparked outrage after claiming unmarried women over 35 years old are considered to be “leftover women.”
Cause of death
According to an incident report by the Atlanta Police Department, first responders responded to a 911 call at Samuels’ apartment after he experienced chest pain.
A woman, who was spending the night with Samuels, called 911 after the Youtuber fell on top of her.
Medical officials found Samuels unresponsive on the floor of his apartment, the report states.
After EMS officials performed CPR on Samuels, he was transported to Piedmont Hospital for evaluation.
How many subscribers did Kevin have?
The YouTuber had 1.4million subscribers at the time of his death.
In his controversial videos, Kevin often discussed topics like dating and relationships.
One viewer’s take
One Twitter user likened Samuels’ controversial opinions to a mirror of the viewer.
“If you don’t like the way you look, you could either hate the mirror OR you could correct the blemishes that the mirror has shown you,” the tweet reads.
How did Kevin Samuels become famous?
Kevin shot to fame on YouTube as a self-proclaimed “lifestyle guru.”
He had a huge following as a vlogger and was known for his advice on relationships and how to improve your life.
In the past, Kevin, who was from Atlanta, was slammed for making misogynistic comments.
He sparked outrage after he claimed that unmarried women over 35 years old are considered to be “leftover women.”
What is Kevin Samuels’ net worth?
He described himself as an image consultant on Instagram and earned nearly $10,000 for each consult.
The influencer also earned a lot of his money through his YouTube channel Kevin Samuels where he has over 1.4 million subscribers.
Kevin had his own showroom, Life & Style by Kevin Samuels, in Los Angeles, where he provided fashion and life advice alongside his online programs.
He had a large luxury car collection including a Lamborghini Urus worth $300,000.
Kevin Samuels’ children, continued
It is thought that his alleged daughter is from one of his previous marriages.
Reportedly, Kevin and his ex-wife share joint custody of their daughter.
However, her claims were not well received by his online fans as some of it was not true.
How many children does Kevin Samuels have?
In 2021, a young woman claimed that she was Kevin Samuels’ daughter.
She was born on June 29, 2000, but her name was not disclosed.
Was Kevin married when he died?
YouTube star Kevin Samuels was not married to anyone at the time of his death.
But the 56-year-old, who was born in March 1965, was reportedly married twice, with both ending in divorce.
Despite his fame, Kevin has managed to keep his personal life relatively under wraps from the public.
In 2021, it was claimed that the YouTuber was in a relationship with Instagram influencer @sixthegoddis.
When did he start his YouTube channel?
Kevin gained a large following for his life and relationship advice videos that he posted to his self-titled YouTube channel.
He started the channel back in May 2015, and it was an instant hit.
Kevin eventually gathered a whopping 1.4million subscribers to his account.
On Instagram, he had an impressive 1.2million followers.
What is Kevin Samuel’s YouTube channel?
His YouTube channel Kevin Samuels has 1.42 million subscribers.
Kevin started his YouTube journey in 2016, after his channel was created on May 20, 2015.
Some of his most popular videos include “How Much Do You Cost to Submit?” and “Modern Women Are Average at Best?”
He sparked outrage on social media at the end of April 2022, after claiming unmarried women who are 35 years old and over are considered “leftover women.”
Many have taken to social media since Samuels’ death to honor him, but many have also taken to social media to remind people of his controversial views.
“Kevin Samuels has made a career off of shamelessly disgracing Black women for profit,” journalist Ernest Owens wrote.
“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.”
Inside Kevin’s second marriage, continued
Samuels vowed that he wouldn’t “begrudge” his ex-wives about the breakdown of their relationships.
He said: “I don’t say anything negative about them because there’s no reason to. I wish the people the best.”
Samuels didn’t rule out the prospect of getting married for the third time.
He said: “I don’t think anybody wants to live this life truly by themselves. We just don’t really know how to get it done.”
Inside Kevin’s second marriage
Samuels revealed he tied the knot again between six and seven years after his first marriage ended.
There were no kids in the relationship, he revealed.
The influencer claimed the marriage, which lasted three years, ended because of “irreconcilable differences”.
He quipped: “There’s nothing salacious to tell about it. No one goes into marriage wanting to get a divorce.”
Kevin on his first marriage
Samuels revealed he got divorced because “it wasn’t a good idea to get married in the first place”.
He said: “We were high school sweethearts. Every relationship has its up and downs.
“We were better together as friends than actually as a couple. There was a lot of other stuff going on the inside.
“We had a great relationship. We’ve known each other since the fourth grade.”
Kevin’s first marriage lasted one year
Samuels revealed in a VLAD-TV interview that he’s been married twice.
He first tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, but the marriage only lasted one year.
The exact year when Samuels married his first wife remains unknown.
The pair had one child – whose identity has not been disclosed.
Who is Ortencia Alcantara?
The woman who last saw Samuels alive is a 32-year-old registered nurse from Atlanta.
On her Instagram page, which has since gone private, Alcantara asked viewers of her page to leave her and her family alone.
According to the police report, she claims she met Samuels at a restaurant the night before he died.
The two spent the night together before he complained of chest pains early in the morning and collapsed on her. She reportedly tried to perform CPR to no avail.
Fans pay tribute, continued
Another fan said: “May you Rest in peace @kevinrsamuels1 you were a force of good change, the community truely lost a hero. Condolences to the family”
While a third wrote: “I am one of the many that are saddened hearing the news about #KevinSamuels but at the same time thankful for his existence. I will be forever be Grateful for this man.”
Fans pay tribute to Kevin Samuels
Fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the YouTuber following the confirmation of his passing from his mother.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Thank you for guiding todays young people into being better individuals and better prepared for marriage. Your legacy will continue to live on.”
Kevin’s early life, continued
He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he studied chemical engineering, according to his LinkedIn page.
He had a career in marketing before leaving the industry in 2013 and pivoting to his own image consulting firm.
His business was named Made Men Image Consulting.
Kevin’s early life
Kevin Samuels was born on March 13, 1965.
According to YouTube personality Dennis Spurling, he was survived by his mother and a daughter.
Samuels had an early interest in fashion, telling The Oklahoma Gazette in 2016 that as a child he “laid out my pajamas and made sure they were pressed.”
He credited his mother with piquing that interest.
Criticism of Kevin Samuels’ online show
“Why does Kevin Samuels continue to have a platform when it’s built on the backs of the women he hates?” Candace McDuffie wrote in an opinion piece for the Root.
In the article, McDuffie also called for Samuels to be held accountable – just days before his death.
911 call, continued
As the call continues, TMZ reports that the woman began to panic as she tells the responders that Samuels was turning blue.
She asks if the 911 operator can call his building’s front desk to ask for an AED to help revive him.
However, the building’s front office was closed.