Who is Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr (Eminem Father) Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Death
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Biography – Who Is Eminem Father
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr was the biological father of rapper Eminem real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III. He however met his son and Eminem rapped about him in his songs accusing him of abandoning his family. He died on June 26, 2019, from a heart attack at the age of 67.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Age
Marshall was 67 years old at the time of his death; he was born on June 30, 1951.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Son – Eminem Father
Bruce Mathers was the biological dad of rapper Eminem although they never met. Eminem rapped in songs such as My Name Is and Cleanin’ Out My Closet about the strained relationship he had with his dad.
In his song Cleanin’ Out My Closet, he rapped; ‘My fa***t 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 f**kin’ wished he would die. I look at Hailie, and I couldn’t picture leavin’ her side.’
In his track My Name Is, Eminem states: “When you see my Dad, tell him that I slit his throat in this dream I had.”
Eminem had previously said in an interview that he attempted to contact his father by writing letters to him but the letters came back to him as ‘return to sender’.
In 2001 after Eminem achieved worldwide fame Bruce attempted to reach out to Eminem via a letter posted in a newspaper, claiming Eminem’s mother Debbie kept their son from him.
‘I desperately want to meet my son and tell him that I love him. I’m not interested in his money. I just want to talk to him. I want him to know that I’m here for him if he lets me back into his life.’
Bruce Mathers Letter To Eminem
The open letter read; “Hello, son. You won’t remember me, though I held you in my arms when you were a baby. You think I dumped you and your mother and never came looking for you. You’re convinced I’m a drunk who never answered any of your letters. Well, I want you to read this and realize you’ve been fed lies all your life. Now you’ll hear the truth for the first time.
The one ambition left in my life is to give you a hug and tell you I’ve always loved you. I’d get on a plane right now, this second, and go anywhere in the world if you’d meet with me. Please get in touch.”
Eminem responded to the letter through an interview with the Mirror saying; “My father? I never knew him. I’ve never even seen a picture of him. I heard my dad is trying to get in contact with me, but not now. I never got one letter. I never got anything from him and I think he could have at least tried to write. He could have done something – made an effort.”
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Wife – Debbie
Bruce reportedly married Debbie Mathers-Briggs (Eminem’s mother) when he was around 22 and she was 15. Soon after Eminem was born the two split up and Bruce went to California while Debbie and Eminem settled in Detroit.
He later married a second wife known as Teresa Harbin who told the Mirror in 2011 that Bruce hadn’t seen Eminem since he was a baby and he only had one picture of him holding Eminem; “Marshall hasn’t seen his son since he was a baby and all he has is one picture of him holding the boy. He hasn’t seen him since shortly after the picture was taken and he would love to hold him once again. But Eminem has made it quite clear he wants nothing to do with him at the moment.”
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Children – Eminem Siblings
Marshall had two other children from his second marriage; Sarah Mathers and Michael Mathers. They also have never met Eminem as all the effort to meet him has proved futile.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr Death – Eminem Father Died
TMZ reported on June 26, 2019, that Bruce Mathers died this week near Fort Wayne, Indiana. According to a family source, he died of a heart attack while at home.