YouTube Chef Auntie Fee Dies at 59

Felicia “Auntie Fee” O’Dell (YouTube screenshot)
Felicia “Auntie Fee” O’Dell (YouTube screenshot)

Felicia O’Dell, aka Auntie Fee, aka Chef Sista Girl, has died of a heart attack. She was 59 years old.


Fee’s son, Tavis (the one who filmed his mom in the kitchen and caught the wrath of her hilarious profanity), posted a message on Facebook late Friday.


It read, “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 withthat, She can finally Be happy. 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.”

In 2014, Fee shot to viral fame with her expletive-laced cooking videos on “good-ass chicken” (in a sink) and “sweet treats for the kids.” Those videos have been watched millions of times.

Fee, who said she spent 10 years in the penitentiary, had an obvious way with words and food. Like so many black women, she made something out of nothing. She was part chef, part griot, part auntie, part hustler, part G. And always hilarious.


She was featured on many talk shows after her videos went viral, including Steve Harvey’s and Jimmy Fallon’s; she also appeared in the film Barbershop 3 as Anthony Anderson’s mother, Mabel.

Rest in peace, Auntie. God bless your life.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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She will be greatly missed, I cooked her baked chicken and it “fell off the muthfuckin bone” (her voice) just like she said it would