Auntie Fee, the YouTube cooking sensation, is said to be fighting for her life after suffering a heart attack. TMZ reports that the 59-year-old is on life support at Harbour-UCLA Medical Centre in LA, surrounded by her family. Auntie Fee, whose real name is Felicia O'Dell, is best known for cooking on a budget. She became a viral sensation back in 2014 when her expletive-filled instructional video on how to make "sweet treats for kids" - using rolls, butter, sugar, cinnamon and raisins - racked up over 500,000 page views overnight. Since then she has gone on to gain hundreds of thousands of online followers.
YouTube cooking star Auntie Fee is on life support after suffering a heart attack
Other popular videos, which are all filmed by her son, include her take on a chicken dish, which involves her seasoning frozen chicken wings in the kitchen sink, as well as her "dumb good mac and cheese". She also featured a price-conscious recipe demonstrating how to feed seven people for just $3.35 using instant ramen, leftover taco meat, parsley and cheese.
Following inaccurate reports in the media that the YouTube star had in fact passed away, members of her family took to her official Facebook page to update fans. "I NEED ALL OF Felicia Auntie Fee O'Dell PRAYER WARRIORS TO SEND A FEW [prayers] UP FOR HER. (She's in the hospital)," one wrote. Another added: "Auntie Fee is not dead. Just keep praying y'all."