YouTube cooking star Auntie Fee dies at 59 following heart attack
Auntie Fee, whose YouTube tutorials on cooking inexpensive, delicious meals, has passed away. She was 59.
Concern grew over the past week after Auntie Fee, real name Felicia O'Dell, suffered a heart attack March 14. She was put on life support and died Friday.
Her son, Tavis Hunter, shared the heartbreaking update Friday night from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center: "Thank you for all the prayers and hope, It did all it can do and now god made the decision to take my mother home where its peace & Joy and im okay with that," he wrote.
A Los Angeles native, O'Dell quickly amassed a devoted online fanbase after posting her video tutorial for "Auntie Fee's Sweet Treats for the Kids," which racked up 500,000 page views in its first 24 hours. At 4.5 million views, it's still her most popular video, followed by "How to feed seven people with just $3."
"She can finally Be happy," her son said. "Rip Momma Felicia Auntie Fee O'Dell i love you and you was my twin, When u was going through it i went through it, and now its time for you to relax and watch me do it baby."