ATLANTA — Atlanta police have released harrowing 911 audio of the moments an Atlanta nurse tried to save polarizing YouTube personality and influencer Kevin Samuels.
Samuels died May 5 after suffering from an apparent heart attack. He was 56.
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Channel 2 Action News is not publishing the audio because of the disturbing nature of the contents.
In the nearly 18-minute recording, a woman who had spent the night with Samuels desperately tries to keep him alive by performing CPR.
The woman identifies herself as a nurse to dispatchers, but says she doesn’t know Samuels’ address because they were on a first date.
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“He’s not breathing, and I’m trying to give him CPR,” she says. “He’s breathing now but I think the rhythm is irregular. I’m a nurse. Hurry! He’s turning blue.
The woman grows increasingly hysterical as she tries to explain to dispatchers that she doesn’t know the apartment number and doesn’t want to stop her efforts to revive him.
“It will take longer if we have to ask the front desk,” the dispatcher says.
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“I’m not going to stop giving him CPR. Ask the front (expletive) desk,” she says.
At one point, the nurse encourages Samuels to stay alive for his daughter. The nurse asks the dispatcher to call the building’s front desk to see if they have defibrillator, but the office is closed.
Dispatchers count CPR for her until EMS arrives.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Samuels’ death Friday after rumors swirled on social media.
Samuels called himself an image consultant and had turned into a social media celebrity with more than a million followers on YouTube and Instagram.
Samuels is survived by his mother and daughter.
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