Published Jun 26, 2019Eminem's father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., has died. The hip-hop star's biological father and namesake — who the rapper repeatedly lashed out at in his lyrics — reportedly died of a heart attack earlier this week. He was 67.
The news comes via TMZ, which reports Mathers died this week near Fort Wayne, IN. A family source told the publication Mathers suffered a heart attack while at home.
Eminem — who was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III — has repeatedly rapped about his father over the years, often voicing a serious grudge against him after the hip-hop star was abandoned as a child.
Songs such as "My Name Is" and "Cleanin' Out My Closet" are only a few of many examples.
As of press time, Eminem hasn't responded publicly to Mather's death.