The rapper once said he had never met his father
He was the estranged father to Eminem. But he is no more. Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. died at the age of 67. Even though the exact cause is still not clear, it is anticipated that he suffered from a heart attack at his home.
The rapper, Eminem’s real name is Marshall Mathers III. And his history with his father had always been a tense one. In fact, he never met his father! These emotions of the actor made their way in his songs from time and again. For instance, the lyrics of his song Hailie quote-
“I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye…No I don’t…On second thought I just f****** wished he would die”
“As far as father figures, I didn’t have any in my life”Eminem
The story of the Marshalls
In her memoir ‘My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem’, the rappers mother narrates the story. She was just 15 when she married a 22-year-old Bruce. And after 2 years of the marriage, the couple welcomed their son, the King of Rap. Later, Bruce turned to physical violence and the marriage fell apart not long after little Eminem’s birth. Not just this, his father refused to have any relationship. His mother, Debbie Nelson, quoted-
“He never knew his father, and I did all I could to make up for it. I wanted Marshall to have a relationship with his father… but, Bruce didn’t want to know.”