By Sandra Rose  | 

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Update: Kevin Samuels' untimely death has been confirmed by family members. He was 56.

The self-professed "image consultant" was found unresponsive in his Atlanta apartment on Thursday morning.

His death comes 3 days after The Root published a scathing article titled "When Will Kevin Samuels Finally Be Canceled?".

Samuels grew a large following on YouTube by degrading and humiliating Black female callers.

The news of his demise was first reported by Instagram blogger Gossip of the City on Thursday, May 5.

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