On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Kevin Samuels — a YouTuber with 1.4 million followers known for his controversial dating advice and remarks about Black women — was found unresponsive in his apartment in Atlanta, Ga. He was transported to a hospital but later died. Now, his fans want to know what happened. Let's take a closer look at the details.
What happened to Kevin Samuels?
According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office via TMZ, Kevin passed away due to hypertension, which has resulted in his cause of death being labeled as "natural causes."
"High blood pressure, aka hypertension, is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems," per Mayo Clinic. The medical outlet shares that severe high blood pressure can lead to "heart disease."
The Fulton County medical examiner reportedly shared that a medication called "atenolol" — which is used treat hypertension — was discovered in the autopsy, which directly points to Kevin's long battle with hypertension.
"Evidence of hypertension includes a heart whose chambers are thicker than normal," the medical examiner told TMZ.
The news follows rumors on social media of Kevin's passing being questionable since he was with an unknown woman when he met his demise. However, it appears that the rumors now hold no weight since the medical examiner's findings have been disclosed.
Rumors about Kevin Samuels' death first made its rounds in early May 2022.
Rumors that Kevin had died began circulating via social media on Thursday evening. The rumors turned out to be true — and unfortunately, this is how his mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, learned of her son's death.
"That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out. I didn't even know. I hadn't even been notified," Beverly told NBC News in a phone call. "All I'm doing is requesting that people pray for us."
Beverly declined to share details about what exactly happened to Kevin, but a report released at the time gave more context.
As the report states, an officer arrived at the scene to find first responders administering CPR on Kevin on the floor of his apartment. A woman, who "met Mr. Samuels last night, came to his apartment, and spent the night with him," said that he had complained of chest pain. She had attempted to help him, but he fell on top of her, unconscious.
The woman, who is a nurse, called 911 and requested that the operator notify the front desk for a defibrillator. Kevin was later taken to Piedmont Hospital.
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, fans, and loved ones of Kevin Samuels at this time.