Eminem’s Father Dead at 67: Report
Eminem's biological father Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. has reportedly passed away at the age of 67.
According to a report TMZ published Wednesday (June 26), Mathers' family and neighbors said he died this week at his home near Fort Wayne, Ind. Family members close to Mathers say that Em's father suffered a heart attack while he was at his home.
TMZ says Mathers married Em's mother Deborah Mathers when he was 22 and she was 15. They had their son, Marshall (Eminem), two years later. After they spit, Eminem and his mom settled in Detroit with her family while Bruce apparently moved to California and ended up becoming a father to two other children.
Eminem has been pretty open about not meeting his real father in person. Over the years, Em has been vocal about how he feels about his dad in songs like "Cleanin' Out My Closet" and "My Name Is."
Although Em had been outwardly against his father while he was alive, Mathers used a 2001 open letter to claim that it was Em's mother that had kept them apart from each other.
XXL has reached out to Interscope for comment.
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