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We at Go were sad to read today of the passing of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., known best as the father of rap icon Eminem.

As reported by TMZ, the elder Mathers died of a heart attack in his Fort Wayne, Indiana home. Not much is known of his present relationship with Em. Mathers was 22 when he married Eminem’s then 15-year-old mother Debbie and separated following Em’s birth two years later. Going by his 2002 song “Cleaning Out My Closet,” there wasn’t much camaraderie, and outside of unverified open-letters from Mathers and his siblings which could be internet hoaxes, very little is known of their lives since.

Eminem has yet to comment. We’ll keep you updated as this story develops. Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. was 67.

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