By Jasmine Washington
YouTube star and viral cooking sensation Felicia O’Dell aka Auntie Fee has passed away at the age of 59. O’Dell’s son, Tavis Hunter, confirmed her tragic passing in an announcement on Facebook.
Hunter wrote, “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, She can finally Be happy.”
News of Auntie Fee’s health woes hit the web after she was rushed to the hospital for complaints of chest pains earlier this week. She suffered a massive heart attack and was taken off of life support on Friday, March 17.
Auntie Fee gained notoriety after her 2014 “Sweet Treats for Kids” video went viral, garnering nearly 5 million views. Her “dumb good mac ’n cheese” and “good a– chicken” videos were well received by her nearly half a million YouTube subscribers.
O’Dell’s success online translated to big and small screen opportunities. Auntie Fee appeared on The Steve Harvey Show and even made a cameo in Barbershop 3.
One of Auntie Fee’s biggest fans and supporters, Martha and Snoop’s Pot Luck Dinner Party star Snoop Dogg took to social media calling for prayers on Auntie Fee’s behalf when news broke that she was hospitalized.
Social media users followed suit paying homage to Auntie Fee once news of her death was confirmed.
— Slim 3/20♓️ (@SkinnyMynnie) March 15, 2017
— RespekMyMelanin (@Choc_Royalty93) March 18, 2017
— Kelli Asherman (@mssweet666) March 18, 2017
— Wokeness Everdeen (@LexieS1723) March 18, 2017
— DeannaLynette (@DeannaLynette) March 18, 2017