'Gold Rush' Season 10: Discovery Unveils Wild First Look Trailer (Exclusive)

Exclusive

'Gold Rush' Season 10: Discovery Unveils Wild First Look Trailer (Exclusive)

Eminem's Father Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. Dies at 67

Eminem's biological father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., died this week, TMZ reports at the age of 67. Family members and neighbors told the news outlet that Mathers Jr. died near Fort Wayne, Indiana after having a heart attack.

Eminem, whose really name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, frequently raps about his father abandoning him, as noted in songs like "My Name Is" and "Cleanin' Out My Closet."

"My f—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—in' wished he would die / I look at Hallie, and I couldn't picture leavin' her side," he rapped on "Cleanin' Out My Closet."

On "My Name Is," he rapped, "Any by the way, when you see my dad / Tell him that I slit his throat in this dream I had."

As a teen, Eminem, now 46, wrote letters to his father, but they always came back as "return to sender," according to Rolling Stone. He said Mathers Jr. would sometimes call while family members were babysitting, but that he would never actually talk to him on the phone.

Mathers Jr., who was referred to by his middle name Bruce, attempted to reconnect with Eminem in 2001, when he told Mirror, "I desperately want to meet my son and tell him that I love him. I'm not interested in his money. I just want to talk to him. I want him to know that I'm here for him if he lets me back into his life."

0comments

Mathers Jr. reportedly moved away to California shortly after Eminem's birth in Missouri and had two other children: Michael and Sarah. Eminem's mother, Debbie Rae, later had son Nathan Samara. During Eminem's childhood, he and his mother moved back and forth between Michigan and Missouri, with the future rapper spending much of his youth in Detroit.

Eminem has not publicly commented on Mathers Jr.'s death.

-----

Hold on! Did you subscribe to GroupChat, PopCulture.com's official reality tv podcast yet? Check it out by clicking here or listen below.

Listen to GroupChat Episode 3 as we delve into 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', baby 'Flip Flop', Farrah Abraham showing off all her assets and how Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev are dealing with being cut from 'Dancing With the Stars'! Don't miss an episode and join in on the conversation with #GroupChat. Make sure to tap that subscribe button now so you don't ever miss an episode!