Thursday, June 27, 2019

Eminem's estranged dad dies of heart attack at home

Eminem's dad is dead. Marshall Bruce Mathers died at the age of 67, decades after walking out on his son as a six-month-old baby.

The man who fathered the world-famous rapper died this week near Fort Wayne, Indiana. Neighbours reported that he'd had a heart attack at home.

He and Eminem had a fraught relationship and had been estranged for years.

Marshall who went by Bruce married the rapper's mum Debbie when she was just 15 and he 22.

They went on to have Eminem two years later, but split shortly afterwards and he moved to California and had two more children - Michael and Sarah, who his son has never met - in subsequent relationships.

Eminem, meanwhile, moved with his mum to Detroit with her family, and it was there he established himself as an up and coming rapper.