Eminem’s father Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Is Dead
According to reports from TMZ, Eminem’s biological father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr just passed away at the age of 67.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. died this week near Fort Wayne, Indiana … according to family members and neighbors. A family source tells us he apparently suffered a heart attack while at home.
It is no secret that Eminem and his father did not get along very much, Bruce was mentioned very frequently in Eminem’s songs from early in his career about how he abandoned the family. Eminem apparently had never met him in person and only spoke on the phone with him a few times.
According to Eminem’s mother, Debbie … Mathers Jr., who went by Bruce, married her when he was twenty two and she was fifteen, and that they had their son a two years later.
They split up shortly after, and Eminem and his mom settled in Detroit with her family while Bruce moved to California … where he had 2 other kids.
Eminem has same in interviews that he wrote letters to his father when he was yound but however they perpetually came back “return to sender.”
The rapper said Bruce would sometimes call while family members were babysitting, but he would never actually talk to him on the phone.
Bruce published a letter in 2001 addressed to his son in a newspaper explaining his side of the story — he explained that Eminem’s mom kept him away. Still, Eminem apparently never got in contact with his father to reconcile.
“My fa***t father must’ve had his panties up in a bunch ‘Cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye. No, I don’t, on second thought, I just f**kin’ wished he would die. I look at Hailie, and I couldn’t picture leavin’ her side.” Eminem rapped on “Cleanin’ Out My Closet“
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