Kevin Samuels’ dating advice has often fueled heated discussions about marriage and dating.

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Kevin Samuels’ dating advice has often fueled heated discussions about marriage and dating.

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Self-proclaimed relationship guru Kevin Samuels has died aged 56. Her mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch confirmed the news to NBC News.

The Atlanta Police Department confirmed to NPR that Samuels was found unresponsive on the floor of his apartment last night and complained of chest pains earlier in the morning. He was then taken to hospital.

With more than a million subscribers on YouTube and Instagram each, Samuels’ take on “high-value men” and “leftover women” has often become fodder for online conversations about dating, dating, and dating. sex, marriage, etc. Often, his advice tended to denigrate black women — especially those who were educated and accomplished.

“When you ask women who are in their mid to late 30s – even early 40s, who are bosses, bad girls,” he said on his latest Instagram post. “But do you know how to cook?

Samuels got his start in public relations and image consulting – recommending shoes and perfumes to men to attract women. He leveraged his conversations with his clients to become a media figure in his own right and began broadcasting his thoughts on relationships and why women between the ages of 27 and 35 were in the “danger zone”.

His popularity has grown rapidly in recent years as he began offering call shows with people calling in on Instagram Live or Zoom asking for (and sometimes pushing back) advice on dating. Generally, his advice to men was to build up, and his advice to women was to submit.

He often presented his advice as revealing the truth. “People don’t tell women the truth these days,” he said in a 2021 interview with VladTV. “We have no problem telling average men you’re not shit.”

Most recently, he sparked controversy when he said single women over 35 were ‘leftovers’, adding that ‘men know there’s probably something wrong with you’. The comment led people to call him a misogynist.

Responding to his detractors, he positioned himself as a feminist in a recent video. “For someone to say I hate women is a deliberate and ignorant position,” he said.

Samuels told the No Jumper podcast that when he was 21, he was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “I always knew we were on borrowed time,” he said. “Hook or crook, I want to be the best at what I do to get the most out of this life. Because that’s not promised to us.”