February 16, 2021
DETROIT — An iconic Detroit media icon is dead one day after receiving the experimental mRNA shots that are encouraged by media and government.
Mrs. Karen Hudson-Samuels was found dead in her home on February 9. It is unclear if the 68-year-old received the Pfizer or Moderna shot. Mainstream media outlet CBS 62 in Detroit said the cause of death “is still unknown.”
Hudson-Samuels’ career spanned four decades. It started at WGPR-TV in Detroit, the first black-owned television station in the United States. She was the news director at the station for many years. WGPR was on the air from 1975 to 1995. Hudson-Samuels’ last interview was on NBC Local 4 in Detroit on February 8. She died the next day.
Hudson-Samuels was Chairperson of the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee. She was also key in establishing the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum. Banks founded WPGR-TV and WPGR-FM in Detroit.
Cliff Samuels, Karen’s widower, told Detroit media outlets that he suspects his wife “died of a stroke.” Funreal services are scheduled for Friday, February 19. Read more about Ms. Hudson Samuels here.