More details have emerged about Kevin Samuels’ untimely death at age 56. According to a police report obtained by Phillip Lewis, senior editor of The Huff PostSamuels suffered a postcoital cardiac arrest in his Atlanta apartment.
According to the police reporta nurse named Ortencia Alcantara called 911 to report a “person injured” on Thursday morning.
Medics arrived at the Residence Buckhead Atlanta apartments to find an unresponsive man, later identified as Samuels.
More details on Kevin Samuels, at Atlanta Police
– A woman met Samuels and spent the night with him. She id’d him as Kevin Samuels.
– Samuels complained of chest pain, fell on top of her, and she called 911.
-Officials performed CPR, he was unresponsive pic.twitter.com/Tlh2rZcFwG
– philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 6, 2022
Alcantara, 32, told police she met Samuels on Wednesday evening and spent the night with him. The next morning, Alcantara said he complained of chest pains before collapsing on top of her.
She moved him to the floor to begin chest compressions while calling 911. She asked the dispatcher to call downstairs to the front desk for a portable defibrillator to restore his heartbeat.
A defibrillator is used to restore a heartbeat to the normal rhythm when the heartbeat is irregular (arrhythmia).
Samuels was transported to Piedmont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Samuels’ mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, told NBC News she learned of her son’s death through social media.
“That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out,” she said in a phone call Friday. “I didn’t even know. I hadn’t even been notified. All I’m doing is requesting that people pray for us.”