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Eminem's Father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., Has Died

Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has had a rocky history with his biological father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. Frequently referencing the abandonement he felt as a child in his lyrics, it's been no secret that Mathers Jr. split up with Eminem's mother when he was just a baby.

TMZ is now reporting that Mathers Jr., aged 67, has died.

Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. has reportedly died of a heart attack.

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Family members and neighbors report that he passed away this week. A family source tells TMZ that Mathers Jr. was at home at the time of the incident.

Eminem's rocky relationship with his father was well documented.

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In his song, "Cleanin' Out My Closet," Eminem raps, "My [expletive] father must've had his panties up in a bunch, 'cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye. No, I don't, on second thought, I just [expletive] wished he would die. I look at Hailie, and I couldn't picture leavin' her side."

The rapper has not yet released a public statement.

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TMZ reports that Eminem has not been in contact with his father for several years.

Mathers Jr. was 67 at the time of his death.