Auntie Fee, whose YouTube videos about cooking on a budget garnered a cult-like following, is fighting for her life at 59-years-old. According to TMZ, Auntie Fee (real name Felicia O'Dell) fell ill over the weekend, and after experiencing chest pain Tuesday, suffered a fatal heart attack.
The Los Angeles native skyrocketed to internet stardom in 2014, when her expletive-filled instructional video on how to make "sweet treats for the kids" with crescent rolls, butter, sugar-cinnamon, and raisins earned 500,000 page views overnight.
Nearly three years later, Auntie Fee's most infamous video has upwards of four and a half million views, followed by her price-conscious segment on how to feed seven people with $3.35. (For the record, this recipe touts instant ramen, leftover taco meat, parsley and cheese as its main ingredients.)
Other famous videos, which were all filmed by her son, of Auntie Fee's include her take on "good ass chicken," in which she seasoned frozen chicken wings in her sink, as well as "dumb good mac and cheese."
Auntie Fee appeared on numerous talk shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Steve Harvey. She most recently guest starred on an episode of MTV's World Star TV aired March 10.
Earlier today, one of Auntie Fee's family members posted to her official Facebook page, "I NEED ALL OF Felicia Auntie Fee O'Dell PRAYER WARRIORS TO SEND A FEW [prayers] UP FOR HER. (She's in the hospital)."
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AUNTIE FEE ON LIFE SUPPORT AFTER MASSIVE HEART ATTACK
Internet cooking sensation Auntie Fee, also known as Chef Sista Girl, is fighting for her life after a massive heart attack.
We were first told by Fee's nephew Sosten Price and sister Ayesha that the 59-year-old died Tuesday after the medical emergency. However, we've now learned she's on life support surrounded by family at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after being rushed by ambulance.
Auntie Fee, whose full name is Felicia O'Dell, went viral in 2014 after posting her recipes for "good ass chicken" and "sweet treats for the kids." She went on to appear in the movie "Barbershop 3." She also came to TMZ to hook us up with her recipes.
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Auntie Fee On Life Support: Viral Video Star Known As Chef Sista Girl Suffers Heart Attack
So scary! Viral video cooking sensation Auntie Fee has suffered a terrifying medical emergency. We’ve got more details on the YouTube star’s heart attack that has her on life support.
This is just making us reach for the tissues as beloved Auntie Fee suffered a devastating heart attack Mar. 14 and is battling for her life. For a few sad hours TMZ had reported that she had died, as they were told by Fee’s nephew Sosten Price and sister Ayesha that the 59-year-old had passed away, when in fact she’s on life support. Family members of Fee — whose full name was Felicia O’Dell — told TMZ that she was feeling sick over the past weekend and began having chest pains in addition to vomiting while at home. Her husband called 911 and she was rushed to LA’s Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Fee became a viral sensation after she started posting her recipes online and her foul-mouthed tutorials gained her a vast legion of fans. Who couldn’t adore someone who taught us how to make “good ass chicken” and “dumb good mac and cheese?” Also known as Chef Sista Girl, Fee just recently posted a video on Mar. 6 where she gave a curse-filled thumbs up review of Art’s Wings and Things in South LA. She was a little out of breath at the start, but soon was back to her motor-mouth self.
Fee first became a sensation with her “sweet treats for the kids” video the debuted on YouTube on July 30, 2014. Her curse filled recipe ended up getting almost five million views, as she took crescent rolls and filled them with sugar, butter, cinnamon and raisins then deep fried them all while schooling her son and cameraman Tavis Hunter.
Chef Sista Girl is such a hit that even celebrities like Sherri Shepherd, 49, have traveled to her south LA home to cook up pork chops in her kitchen. She has appeared on TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Steve Harvey Show, and was featured in the film Barbershop 3. We’re really pulling for Fee that she makes it through this terrifying medical crisis. After all, her father lived to be 100 and 59-years-old is just too young for her to be taken from us!
HollywoodLifers, send your wishes and good thoughts for Fee’s recovery.