Eminem's biological father has died.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. died this week near Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are just getting details. A family source says he suffered a heart attack while at home.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has made no secret of his lifelong grudge against his father and rapped about never meeting him in person. His hit songs like "My Name Is" and "Cleanin' Out My Closet" reflect those feelings.
Em has said in past interviews that he wrote letters to his dad as a child but they always came back "return to sender." He's also shared how Bruce would sometimes call while family members were babysitting, but he would never actually talk to him on the phone.
In 2001, Bruce published a letter addressed to his son in a newspaper explaining his side of the story -- that Eminem's mom kept him away. Still, Eminem apparently never got in contact with his father to reconcile
Bruce Mathers was 67.
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