- In a heartbreaking video posted on Facebook in October last year, Marcus Samuel said he wasn’t going to last long, predicting that he was going to die
- In yet another video posted later on, the reformed ex-convict boldly stated that he was going to kick the bucket soon and that his words would be replayed
- Samuel, nicknamed 'Big Penn', was reportedly a talented tattoo artist that perfected his craft after spending 10 years behind bars for manslaughter. How did he die?
Shrewd tattoo artist and budding businessman who predicted his own death in a series of Facebook videos has died.
Marcus Samuel, also popularly known as “Big Penn” by friends and relatives, was recently gunned down right outside his home in Detroit.
He was reportedly murdered as he got out of a black Hummer SUV. The gunman allegedly fired six times and then drove off.
Neighbours who heard the gunshots thought it was a paint ball gun. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The shots were real and Samuel was dead.
Friends and family members are still wondering who wanted to kill Samuel, as he was a generally kind and sweet person according to them. They believe that he may have been set up.
Though his demise comes as a shocker to many, it merely confirmed that Samuel already knew about his death, going by his own predictions on Facebook.
“I’m not gona last out here,” he said in a highly emotional video recording.
Big Penn had reportedly lived a life of crime. However, at the time of his death, he was a reformed man who was trying to turn around his life through art.
In a video that he created last October, he spoke live on Facebook about the daily trauma he went through in life. From the look of things, Samuel believed that the police was constantly watching him in an effort to set him up despite the fact that he already served a 10 year sentence.
With tears rolling down his cheek, he said he wasn’t going to last long, predicting that he was going to die soon.
NAIJ.com has also gathered that the reformed ex-convict was leaving in his tattoo shop, Body Graffiti, also known as “Penitentiary Tattoos”on Gratiot in Detroit, USA.
He was undoubtedly a talented tattoo artist that perfected his craft after spending 10 years behind bars for manslaughter.
While talking about him, his cousin, Chris Moore, said Samuel was a very successful businessman and was on his way to becoming a millionaire.
"Not very many felons do 10 years and come out and be a millionaire. Samuel didn’t keep his success a secret as he posted many photos on Facebook capturing his wealth. In addition, many people on Facebook commented on Samuel’s generosity," says Moore, adding that whoever killed him planned his death.
Investigation into Samuel's death is still ongoing.
Watch video of Marcus Samuel predicting his own death, after which he actually died: