The wifi war that sparked internet personality Kevin Samuels died according to his mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch.
Kevin Samuels is one of the most controversial names on the internet for deliberately stirring up rabble and making notoriously ignorant comments about black women and their relationships, and yesterday the internet exploded with rumors that he passed away. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office released a statement saying they could neither confirm nor deny his death, which usually serves as indirect confirmation. Various unverified reports and sources were passed around the internet and more alleged details emerged.
Atlanta Police also released a report on an incident involving a man named “Mr. Kelvin [sic] Samuels.
According to the report, authorities received a call from a woman inside Samuels’ Atlanta home saying she was in distress. The woman revealed that Samuels previously complained of pain in her chest before falling on top of her. He was taken to a local hospital where he reportedly died.
Kevin Samuels’ mother confirms his death and says she found out on social media
Kevin Samuels’ mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, confirmed his death to NBC News. According to the grieving mother, she learned that her son died on social media. She also refused to reveal details about what happened.
“It was a terrible thing for social media to post that. She didn’t even know. I hadn’t even been notified,” she said in a phone call on Friday. “All I’m doing is asking people to pray for us.”
Celebrities react to the death of Kevin Samuels
Several people made jokes at Samuels’ expense, while some celebrities honored and remembered him. Marlon Wayans took to Instagram to commemorate the internet sensation.
“I appreciate that you try to hang on and express masculinity,” Wayans said.
Another person who sent his condolences was his nemesis, Dr. Umar. While the two didn’t agree on everything and though we’ve compared them to Thanos and Kilmonger of internet toxicity, they apparently always held a level of respect for each other’s nonsense.
Umar took to Instagram to share his thoughts on Samuels’ passing.
“I don’t like to see insults and taunts directed at our recently deceased,” Johnson wrote.
Tamar Braxton has also intervened…
as well as YouTuber/former #RHOA star LaToya Forever.