Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr.
Dead by 67
26.06.2013 06:47 PDT
Eminem's birth father – often abandoned by the rapper – has died … TMZ has learned.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. died this week near Fort Wayne, Indiana … according to family members and neighbors. A source from the family reports that he has apparently suffered a heart attack at home.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has made no secret of his lifelong resentment against his father and reports that he never met him in person. His hits like "My Name Is" and "Cleanin & # 39; Out My Closet" reflect these feelings.
According to Eminem's mother, Debbie … Mathers Jr Bruce married her when he was 22 and she 15, and they had their son 2 years later. They separated shortly thereafter and Eminem and his mother settled in Detroit with their family, while Bruce moved to California where he had two more children.
Eminem has said in interviews that he wrote letters to his father as a child, but they keep coming back "to the sender". The rapper said Bruce would call sometimes while family members babysit, but he would never talk to him.
In 2001, Bruce published a letter addressed to his son in a newspaper explaining his side of the story: Eminem's mother kept him away. Even so, Eminem never seems to have contacted his father to reconcile.
I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye. No, the second thought was that he wanted to die. I look at Hailie. and I could not imagine her walking off the page.
Bruce Mathers was 67.