Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Viral Food Star 'Auntie Fee' Dead at 59

Viral Food Star 'Auntie Fee' Dead at 59

O'Dell, who also went by the name Chef Sista Girl, went viral online in 2014 after posting her cooking demonstrations on YouTube, gaining more than half a million subscribers to her channel.

Auntie Fee became a viral sensation on YouTube in July 2014 when her curse-filled "sweet treats for the kids" cooking video blew up with almost five million views. She was known and revered for her hilarious cooking methods and expletive-filled instructional videos.

Fee had been rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Tuesday with chest pains before suffering a major heart attack that left her on life suport.

Fee's fame came with no small amount of criticism. Like so many black women, she made something out of nothing.

In the past, Auntie Fee had been criticized for her unhealthy dishes full of lard and grease.

"I'm gonna keep it 100 and be me", she said in a 2015 Los Angeles Times profile. "Tell my sons and them that I love them in case I don't make it out of this".

Fee was so popular that her YouTube videos eventually landed her a role in Barbershop 3. "I don't know what the f*ck this is, it's just something sweet for the f*cking kids". She was 59-years-old.

She even has a tutorial about how to feed seven people with a budget of $3.

On Wednesday, O'Dell said Fee refused to change her eating habits. But she stood by her food, telling LA Times that her father ate whatever he wanted and lived to be 99.

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