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Kevin Samuels death news — YouTube star’s funeral to take place in Oklahoma City as fans question when it will be

- Who was Kevin Samuels?
- Why is Kevin Samuels famous?
- What is Kevin Samuels' job?
- Is Kevin Samuels married?
- Everything we know about Kevin Samuels' net worth

YOUTUBER Kevin Samuels died nearly a week ago, but details about a possible funeral remain scarce.

The controversial YouTube star and relationship guru passed away on May 6 after he reportedly complained of chest pains and collapsed on top of Ortencia Alcantara, who spent the night with Kevin.

But fans who may be looking for information on a funeral or other memorial service could be out of luck, as few details have been made public.

There are some reports about the location of a service, with The Daily Mail noting it could potentially be in Oklahoma City.

However, a date for Samuels' funeral, either for the public or as a private gathering for his loved ones, has not been revealed.

The 56-year-old's official cause of death has not been confirmed.

Read our Kevin Samuels live blog for the latest news...

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    Who is Brittany Renner?

    Renner is the ex-girlfriend of NBA star PJ Washington and the pair were embroiled in a child support row.

    She is an Instagram model and former Jackson State soccer star.

    She played at Jackson State University and won the SWAC championship in 2010.

    The model has previously been romantically linked to multiple NBA stars and rappers, including James Harden, Jamal Murray, Ben Simmons, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Trey Songz, and Chris Brown.

    There’s no evidence to suggest Renner was ever in a relationship with Samuels.

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    Funeral plans

    Offical funeral plans for Kevin Samuels have not been revealed.

    Melanie King, a longtime friend, said his funeral could potentially be in Oklahoma City, according to The Daily Mail.

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    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.

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    Kevin's ex-wives, continued

    Seven years later, he found love with another woman and the two tied the knot for three years before another divorce due to "irreconcilable differences".

    Speaking of his ex-wives he told VLAD-TV: "I don't say anything negative about them, because there's no reason to."

    There is not much information available on his ex-wives and their names and Kevin steers clear of the topic.

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    Kevin's ex-wives

    Kevin told VLAD-TV that he has been married twice in the past, with both ending in divorce.

    In the interview, he stated that he tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, but the marriage lasted just over a year.

    He added that they probably should not have got married and were better "as friends".

    But he said: "We have a great relationship. We've known each other since fourth grade."

    The couple shares a daughter, born in 2001.

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    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.

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    Vivica A Fox calls Samuels’ death ‘karma,' continued

    "That when karma comes knocking at your door, she might not be so kind," Fox added.

    "So, the fact that he keeled over real quick and was supposedly with a woman that we don’t yet know the nationality, rest in peace.”

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    Vivica A Fox calls Samuels' death 'karma'

    During an appearance on the FOXSOUL streaming talk show Cocktails With Queens, Vivica A Fox said of Kevin Samuels, “This man was a hypocrite, in my honest opinion. He really was," Vibe.com reported.

    "I didn’t find anything about him to be healing. He insulted African American women on a consistent basis.”

    “I hope this is teaching folks a lesson about the karma that you put out, the negativity that you put out in the world," she added.

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    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.”

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    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 today's young people into being better individuals and better prepared for marriage. Your legacy will continue to live on.”

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    How much do YouTube stars make, continued

    On a similar note, finance YouTube star Andrei Jikh has earned $1.6 million from ad revenue in less than three years, according to News One.

    Samuels likely made a decent amount of money as a YouTube star to have an estimated net worth of $4million.

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    How much do YouTube stars make?

    Kevin Samuels had an estimated net worth of $4million, according to Famous Wealthy People.

    He could have been making around $5,000 a month, NewsOne reported.

    By comparison, 9-year-old Ryan Kaji, who is reportedly the highest-paid YouTuber, supposedly earned 29.5 million in 2021 from his popular channel Ryan’s World, the I Will Teach You to Be Rich blog reported.

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    Final rant before passing, continued

    “Women judged from the highest man they were ever able to ‘deal’ with. She thought that automatically adjusted her level,” he added.

    In the video, he said he’s starting to see “hellified basic chicks.”

    Samuels previously sparked outrage on social media after claiming unmarried women over 35 years old are considered to be “leftover women”.

    His videos also feature claims that allege modern women are average at best.

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    Final rant before passing

    Hours before his death, Samuels uploaded a video titled Modern Women are a Party of 1 to his YouTube and Instagram channels, where he ranted about what he described as so-called basic women.

    The influencer, who has previously been accused of misogyny, said: “Ladies, why is it that I say that modern women are a party of one?”

    Samuels ranted: “Men don’t care about what you have. We care about who you are. Your masters, your Ph.D., your property or your car, whatever, is NOT what men choose.”

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    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.

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    911 call

    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.

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    YouTuber tragedies: Melanie Ham

    Crafting YouTuber Melanie Ham died at age 36 after bravely sharing her battle with cancer, her family revealed.

    Ham's husband shared a tribute to the influencer's social media platforms, saying she "fought until the end."

    Melanie had started her YouTube channel in 2011 and openly discussed her diagnosis with her 810,000 followers while continuing to share her love of knitting, sewing, and crocheting.

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    YouTuber tragedies: Mel Thompson

    Beauty vlogger Mel Thompson died in September, according to a tragic post from her husband which called the 35-year-old "a pillar for our family."

    Mel had 169,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she posted reviews of popular makeup brands and tutorials for specific looks.

    Her peers from the beauty community commented with their condolences and grieved the sudden loss.

    The vlogger reportedly passed away due to her Ehlers Danlos Syndromes.

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    YouTuber tragedies: Josh Neuman

    Popular skateboarder Josh Neuman, 22, was among four people who were killed in a tragic plane crash in Iceland.

    He was best known for producing skateboarding videos and had more than one million followers on YouTube.

    The influencer started making clips at age 12 when he used his dad's video camera. He dropped out of college to pursue a career in filmmaking and extreme sports.

    Neuman's family said the 22-year-old was a "doer" and that he impacted lives.

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    YouTuber tragedies: Randy Tillim

    Another YouTube star that passed away recently is sports car enthusiast Randy Tillim.

    Tillim was an entrepreneur and YouTuber well known for hosting videos on his Savage Garage channel.

    The YouTube channel features Tillim and his team driving exotic cars "the way they were meant to be driven."

    The show is popular among car fans and boasted 627k followers on the video-sharing platform.

    "It's with the utmost sadness, and unimaginable grief, that we must inform you that Randy 'Savage' Tillim, passed away last night, Friday, April 15th," a post on the social media star's Instagram read.

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    Kevin’s recent social media activity

    Samuels’ Instagram account included a video he posted last week in which he talks about “modern women” and reflects on whether they are “a party of 1.”

    That was Samuels’ most recent social media activity, as his Facebook had not been updated since at least Tuesday.

    His final tweet was posted in April, but that post was linked to his Instagram.

    The last video he posted on his YouTube channel was about the aforementioned “Modern Women” and was published at the same time as the Instagram post on Wednesday.

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    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.

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    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.

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    What did Kevin Samuels do for a living? continued

    A few weeks ago, Samuels caused outrage on social media after he said that women over 35 years old are “leftover” if they are unmarried.

    His channel, which has 1.42million subscribers, feature videos such as ‘modern women are average at best’ and ‘women should let men use them.’

    Samuels uses his platform to share advice based on lifestyle and the majority of his followers are men between the ages of 18 and 34.

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    What did Kevin Samuels do for a living?

    The self proclaimed relationship guru, Kevin Samuels dishes out lifestyle and relationship advice through his Youtube channel.

    He is also known as an image and lifestyle consultant, advising his followers on how to live their lives.

    Many of his videos and ideas have been criticized heavily for being misogynistic, particularly towards women of color.

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