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Officials “neither confirm nor deny” Kevin Samuels’ rumored death

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Despite quick-spreading rumors circulating the internet Thursday night that Georgia YouTuber and self-proclaimed “relationship guru” Kevin Samuels died, as of early Friday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner has yet to confirm the news.

As detailed in an incident report provided by the Atlanta Police Department to ABC News, at approximately 6:04 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, authorities responded to a call regarding a person injured at an apartment on E Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. Upon arriving at the home, an officer observed the fire department administering CPR to a Black male, who was unresponsive on the floor of his apartment.

The officer then met with a woman who identified the male as Kevin Samuels.

According to the incident report, currently categorized as “Miscellaneous Non-crime,” the woman stated that she met Samuels the evening prior and spent the night with him. Upon Samuels’ complaint of chest pain, the woman attempted to help him but he fell on top of her, after which she called 911. The woman also said she requested the 911 operator to contact the front desk for a defibrillator to help keep Samuels responsive until hospital staff arrived.

Samuels was later transported to Piedmont Hospital for care.

A Monday evening press release from Chief Medical Examiner Karen E. Sullivan states in full, “The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office can neither confirm nor deny the reported death of Kevin Samuels. If further information becomes available, an updated press release will be issued.”

Samuels is known as a popular social influencer who often went viral due to his controversial relationship advice and remarks. Many people strongly disagreed with his dating opinions — often times aimed at Black women — including his most recent proclamation that, “If you have made it to 35 years old and you’re unmarried, you are a leftover woman.”

ABC News has reached out for confirmation of Samuels’ condition and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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