Kevin Samuels' Family Speaks Out After 'Fake' GoFundMe Page Is Set Up

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The family of the late YouTube star Kevin Samuels is speaking out after they say a GoFundMe page created to raise money for his funeral is a fake.

Rumors and opinions swirled on social media after the fundraiser web page's screenshots circulated online. Some called the family out for hypocrisy since the 53-year-old controversial personality often preached financial independence.

However, sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to TMZ that Samuels' family clarified the page is not real and was likely started by an imposter. GoFundMe has since deleted the page from its platform.

The sources also told the outlet that GoFundMe offered Samuels' family the few hundred dollars that had been raised, but they refused the cash offer. The money was reportedly returned to donors instead.

Samuels, who had 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, died May 5 after complaining of chest pain. Released audio from the frantic 911 call placed by a woman with Samuels at the time revealed further details of his death, including that she desperately tried to save his life and was performing CPR while calling for help.

It is believed he died from an apparent heart attack.

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