As we reported earlier, Eminem’s sister-in-law and the mother of his adopted daughter, Dawn Scott, passed away today at the age of 40.
Though police are still awaiting an official toxicology report, the cause of death has been tentatively listed as a heroin overdose.
In the past, Dawn has spoken publicly about her desire to get off drugs and off the streets, and at times, she’s blamed her famous brother-in-law (real name: Marshall Mathers) for his alleged refusal to help her financially.
“I have a millionaire brother-in-law and a sister with money up the ass, but they’re refusing to give me any help,” Scott said in an interview with Radar Online just months before her death.
“It’s a betrayal. [Mathers] has been part of our family since he was 15!”
Scott said her sister Kim, who has been married to Mathers twice, and is the mother of his daughter Hailie Jade Mathers, was complicit in denying the assistance she needed to get clean:
“One night I called my sister and told her I had nowhere to go,” Scott claimed. “She said, ‘That’s not my problem. Don’t bother me,’ and hung up.”
Radar Online has photos of the ramshackle trailer where Scott spent her final days.
It’s located just miles from the now-famous 8 Mile road where Mathers lived before becoming one of the world’s most famous rappers.
According to longtime friend Les Martin, Scott spent her final days “doing any kind of drugs she could get her hands on.”
“Heroin, cocaine, Adderall. If it was a pill, she would take it,” Martin says. “Klonopin were her downfall.”
Various news outlets are now reporting that Mathers has denied their requests for comment.