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Obituary for Eminem’s alter ego, Slim Shady, shows up in Detroit newspaper

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Detroit Free Press newspaper as promotion for the 51-year-old rapper’s upcoming album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce),” per Complex.The obituary features a picture of Eminem — who grew up in Michigan — wearing overalls and a hockey mask as his Slim Shady persona.

The headline reads: “Slime Shady Made Lasting Impressions.”“Fans ‘Will Never Forget’ Controversial Rapper” is written in the subheading.The faux obituary touts Eminem’s alter ego’s success in the music industry.“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,’ which — along with its uniquely eye catching video — exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience,” the obituary reads. “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.

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.”Eminem announced his 12th album shortly after appearing at the NFL draft in April.

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