Rapper, Eminem, has frequently made reference to a strained relationship with his father in his lyrics. Marshall Bruce Mathers Junior may have shared a name with his famous son, but that was basically as far as their relationship went. Eminem's dad reportedly married his mother when she was just fifteen, then abandoned the family to return to California where he had a whole other family.
While it's clear that the two had made attempts at reconciliation over the years, with Eminem's dad even publishing a letter to his son in a local newspaper, it seems like the pair never managed to fix their differences. And now, in a tragic end to the family drama, reports are surfacing that Marshall Bruce Mathers Junior has passed away aged sixty-seven, without ever managing to contact his estranged son.
Eminem has been outspoken about his strained relationship with his father.
via: Getty ImagesAfter walking out on Eminem and his mother, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr, known as Bruce, moved to California and started a new life with a different family. Eminem claims that he tried to reach out by writing childhood letters, but they were always returned to sender.