Twitter rumours claim controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels has died at age 56
Kevin Samuels ran a YouTube channel that spread ‘misogynistic’ dating and self help advice to viewers
It’s been reported that controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels has passed away at the age of 56 - however there has been much confusion surrounding the news of his possible death, with some outlets reporting that he died from a “cardiac arrest” without the inclusion of verifiable evidence.
While he has had an online presence for years, Sameuls 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 videos from March 2021, Samuels said that “high-value men cheat” and that women should accept it because cheating is in their nature. Samuels would also say in his videos that “high-value men” want “submissive” and “agreeable” women.
He sparked outrage recently when, a few weeks ago, he claimed that women who are over 35 years old and unmarried are “leftovers”. He said that there is “something likely wrong” with these women and that they “are what is left”.
He is not currently married, however, according to the , Samuels has been married twice in the past but has since divorced from both relationships. The outlet also reported that Samuels has joint custody of a daughter he had with one of his ex-wives.
News of Samuels’ death has been widely reported, however his passing is yet to be confirmed by someone from Samuels’ team, family or on his social media platforms.
has reported that “reliable sources” have confirmed that the YouTuber passed away on Thursday 5 May and in a video with more than 105,000 views on Twitter, Melanie King, a friend of Samuels, states that she received “family confirmation” that Samuels had died.
When asked if there was any way the news might not be true, King shook her head and said: “I have family confirmation. This is 100%. The funeral is most likely going to be in Oklahoma city.”
Reactions to the news of Samuels’ possible death online have been mixed, with some feeling that due to his actions in life, he doesn’t deserve to be remembered fondly.
One person wrote: “All I can say about Kevin Samuels is if you spend your time disrespecting people in life, don’t be surprised at people disrespecting you in death. No matter how cruel it may be, the legacy you leave behind will be known by the fruit you bore while you were here.”
“Kevin Samuels was a menace. Nothing about his ideals actually made sense. His audience is made up of men that are so fragile in their masculinity that they think it’s a personality trait to degrade women… we’re not celebrating his death we’re just not mourning it,” wrote another.
Another wrote: “I open Twitter to see a bunch of fat, broke, sad n****s/b**ches celebrating Kevin Sameuls death??? Never watched the man, but the fact that that man’s opinions hurt y’all that bad is crazy to me. He was a whole father. Condolences to his fam.”