Eminem declares Slim Shady dead in obituary

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By Nasima Khatun

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Slim Shady is dead.

Eminem's alter ego has officially been buried, according to a fake obituary posted in a Detroit newspaper earlier in the week.

According to a tweet report by Complex, on May 13, Slim Shady had been declared dead ahead of Eminem’s upcoming album, 'The Death Of Slim Shady' (Coup de Grâce), set to drop this summer. 

The headline for the obituary reads: "Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions," while the subheading adds that “fans will never forget controversial rapper.” 

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"A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the flourishing underground rap scene of the mid to late 1990s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playfully deranged single ‘My Name Is,’” the piece went on to read, “which - along with its uniquely eye-catching video - exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience."

The obituary then went on to state that the alter ego came to "a sudden and horrific end."

"Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end," it continued. "His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world.

“May he truly find the peace in an afterlife that he could not find on Earth,” the piece concluded.

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Shady has been a part of the 51-year-old rapper's career ever since the release of his 1997 'Slim Shady' and 1999 'The Slim Shady' LPs, but the star is seemingly leaving him behind before the release of his twelfth studio album.


This will be the Grammy-award-winning artist's first album since the release of 'Music to Be Murdered By', which he released, much to the surprise of fans, in January 2020.

Naturally, fans couldn't contain their excitement over the news.

"Everyone waiting for the next Kendrick or drake diss, I’m over here waiting for Eminem to bust the charts with this new album," wrote one user, and another added: "Will the real Slim Shady pl... Now it’s stuck in my head. And it’s stuck in yours now too. You’re welcome. can’t wait for the new album."

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While there are limited details about the upcoming project, Dr. Dre, a close friend and mentor to Eminem, revealed he will definitely be releasing the album in 2024.

"Eminem is working on his own album, which is coming out this year," the producer, who has production credits on the forthcoming album, shared. 

"He said it was OK for me to make an announcement right here on the show," he explained, before adding: “I’m actually going to get the entire album for the first time tomorrow... I haven’t even heard anything complete that I’ve done, but I’m going to hear it, and he’s putting out an album in 2024."

Featured Image Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty

Eminem declares Slim Shady dead in obituary

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Slim Shady is dead.

Eminem's alter ego has officially been buried, according to a fake obituary posted in a Detroit newspaper earlier in the week.

According to a tweet report by Complex, on May 13, Slim Shady had been declared dead ahead of Eminem’s upcoming album, 'The Death Of Slim Shady' (Coup de Grâce), set to drop this summer. 

The headline for the obituary reads: "Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions," while the subheading adds that “fans will never forget controversial rapper.” 

Credit: Michel Linssen/Contributor/Getty

"A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the flourishing underground rap scene of the mid to late 1990s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playfully deranged single ‘My Name Is,’” the piece went on to read, “which - along with its uniquely eye-catching video - exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience."

The obituary then went on to state that the alter ego came to "a sudden and horrific end."

"Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end," it continued. "His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world.

“May he truly find the peace in an afterlife that he could not find on Earth,” the piece concluded.

Have a look below:


Shady has been a part of the 51-year-old rapper's career ever since the release of his 1997 'Slim Shady' and 1999 'The Slim Shady' LPs, but the star is seemingly leaving him behind before the release of his twelfth studio album.


This will be the Grammy-award-winning artist's first album since the release of 'Music to Be Murdered By', which he released, much to the surprise of fans, in January 2020.

Naturally, fans couldn't contain their excitement over the news.

"Everyone waiting for the next Kendrick or drake diss, I’m over here waiting for Eminem to bust the charts with this new album," wrote one user, and another added: "Will the real Slim Shady pl... Now it’s stuck in my head. And it’s stuck in yours now too. You’re welcome. can’t wait for the new album."

Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty

While there are limited details about the upcoming project, Dr. Dre, a close friend and mentor to Eminem, revealed he will definitely be releasing the album in 2024.

"Eminem is working on his own album, which is coming out this year," the producer, who has production credits on the forthcoming album, shared. 

"He said it was OK for me to make an announcement right here on the show," he explained, before adding: “I’m actually going to get the entire album for the first time tomorrow... I haven’t even heard anything complete that I’ve done, but I’m going to hear it, and he’s putting out an album in 2024."

Featured Image Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty