This is just awful.
A coroner has confirmed that Eminem's sister-in-law has died at 41-years-old. Dawn Scott was found dead in Michigan on Tuesday.
The sister of the 43-year-old's ex-wife Kim Mathers was discovered unconscious at a residence in Macomb County. Also with her was an emaciated elderly woman who was brought to the hospital.
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Warren Mayor James Fouts believes the death of the musician's relative was caused by drugs, saying:
"It's suspected to be drug use, possibly heroin."
However, we won't know for sure until the toxicology results are complete.
This must be particularly tough for the artist because Dawn was the biological mother of his adopted daughter Alaina Scott.
His former flame penned a touching tribute to her late sister on her online obituary page, writing:
"Dawn was my sweet, beautiful sister who lost her way. I kept a light lit for her hoping she'd find her way back to me. I miss her and love her more than anything I could ever say. I wish she was here so I could hug her and tell her I love her. Half of me is gone and I will never feel whole again. She made me laugh and kept me on my toes. She was the best sister and friend in the world and I will miss her until we are together again."
Dawn's obituary remembers her, describing her as a:
"Loving mother of Alaina, Adam, and Patrick; Cherished sister of Kimberly Mathers; Beloved daughter of Casimer and Kathleen Sluck; Dear Aunt of Witney Scott, Hailie Scott, and Parker Scott; Dawn is survived by many extended loved ones and friends."
A visitation will be held at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., and her funeral will take place the next day at 10 a.m.
Our hearts are with everyone affected by this tragic loss.
[Image via Lee-Ellen Funeral Home, Abel Fermin/WENN.]
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