Kevin Samuels, the controversial self-proclaimed relationship guru, died as a result of hypertension.

Samuels passed away suddenly on May 5, 2022, at his apartment in Atlanta. 

He was 57.

The news of his sudden passing left both his fans and his critics in disbelief. It also caused many to raise an eyebrow about the circumstances surrounding his death.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office released their findings on Monday (July 18) that Kevin died due to high blood pressure. 

“Evidence of hypertension includes a heart whose chambers are thicker than normal,” the medical examiner said. 

Kevin Samuels was taking Atenolol, which is a medication used to treat hypertension. 

His death is classified as due to natural causes. 

According to WedMD, “High rates of high blood pressure in Black people may be due to the genetic makeup of people of African descent.”

The site also reports, “Researchers have uncovered some facts: In the U.S., Black people respond differently to high blood pressure drugs than do other groups of people. African Americans also seem to be more sensitive to salt, which increases the risk of having high blood pressure.”

Even in death, the impact of Kevin’s beliefs, words, and teachings still garner strong reactions. 

He is currently trending on social media as people react to the news of his cause of death. 

One person commented, “You mean to tell me Kevin Samuels died from hypertension after building his platform attacking fat women and saying their health was failing? hm.”

“I’ll never understand why so many people were mad at Kevin Samuels for telling the truth. I still enjoy watching all of his videos, he speaks nothing but facts,” another person wrote

Read more Twitter reactions below.

Despite how controversial he may have been, Kevin Samuels was still a human being with a family who loves and misses him dearly.

My condolences and prayers to his loved ones.