Eminem's Dad Dead at 67 After Suffering Heart Attack

June 27, 2019
 Eminem performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2017

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Eminem's father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., passed away this week in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after suffering a heart attack at home. As TMZ notes, Eminem had no relationship with his dad, who split up with his mom and headed to California shortly after Eminem was born. Over the years, Eminem trashed his dad on tracks like "My Name Is" and "Cleanin' Out My Closet. Mathers Jr., who went by Bruce, claims that it was the rapper's mom who kept him away from his son, while Eminem says his dad returned his letters unopened and refused to speak with him on the phone.