Mat George Dies: ‘She Rates Dogs’ Podcast Co-Host Was 26
Mat George, the internet personality who co-hosted popular podcast She Rates Dogs, died early Saturday morning following a hit-and-run collision, in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 26.
George’s death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department and his She Rates Dogs co-host, Michaela Okland.
“I would rather you guys here [sic] this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night,” Okland wrote on Twitter. “I don’t really have any other words right now. I wish I could contact everybody who knows him personally but the news is already out and I just can’t do it right now.”
The LAPD says George was hit by the driver of a white BMW, around 2:20 a.m. He was walking southbound in an unmarked crosswalk on Croft Avenue, at the time of the collision. Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.
George was a graduate of Arizona State University, also known for his Instagram and Twitter accounts, which shared the handle @matchu_chutrain. His podcast with Okland focused on “the journey and the mishaps of dating men,” also touching on numerous trending topics, and offering general life advice.
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George was remembered by fans for his kindness, vulnerability and sense of humor. Plans for a memorial have not yet been disclosed.
The investigation into George’s death is ongoing. Detectives from the LAPD’s West Traffic Division urge anyone with information on last night’s Beverly Grove hit-and-run to call them at 213-473-0234 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
City News Service contributed to this report.
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