Eminem’s child Stevie’s biological dad ‘died from cocaine & fentanyl overdose’

EMINEM’S child Stevie’s biological dad “died from a cocaine and fentanyl overdose” three years before the rapper’s ex Kim attempted suicide, The Sun can exclusively reveal.

The star’s 19-year-old offspring, who used to go by the name Whitney and came out as non-binary, appeared to hit out at their family earlier this month for not telling them about their dad.


Stevie, Eminem’s adopted teen, appeared to hit out at their family on TikTok this monthCredit: Stevie Laine/TikTok
The superstar rapper adopted Stevie in 2005 after reconciling with their mother


The superstar rapper adopted Stevie in 2005 after reconciling with their motherCredit: Getty

The teen’s mom Kim had a brief relationship with a man named Eric Hartter before she reconciled with Eminem and he adopted Stevie.

Eric, 40, died on August 22, 2019 following years of drug abuse, according to Radar Online.

He was reportedly found dead in an abandoned house in Detroit. 

The Sun exclusively obtained the autopsy report, which includes toxicology results, from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, showing Eric died of a cocaine and fentanyl overdose.

His death was ruled as an accident.

The report reads: “Postmortem toxicology disclosed cocaine breakdown products and fentanyl within the blood. The combined use of these drugs increase the risk of sudden death.”

News of his cause of death comes after Stevie posted a video on TikTok this month, in which they referenced their dad’s passing and confusion over their adoption.

They wrote the words: “He’s not your real dad. You’re adopted. No he is my real dad. You’re my real dad right? Am I adopted?

“I am your real dad. *gets sent an article of my biological dads death and shows my grandma,” adding, “I’m sorry they wouldn’t tell you about him.”

The video shows Stevie with short hair wearing thick rimmed glasses with a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled up over their head as they sit in bed.

Stevie mouths the lyrics to Adventure Time’s Remember You in the clip, featuring the words: “Marceline, is it just you and me in the wreckage of the world? That must be so confusing for a little girl.”

The Sun reached out to Stevie and Eminem’s rep for comment, but did not receive a response.

Stevie’s mom Kim and Eminem, 48, first tied the knot in 1999 and divorced two years later.

They reconciled and the rapper adopted Stevie in 2005, a year before he remarried Kim for a second time. But by April of 2006 they had split.

Stevie’s biological dad, a professional tattoo artist, had multiple various run-ins with the law and reportedly battled drug addiction.

He had a long rap sheet, with crimes including a felony contraband involving Fentanyl and methamphetamine, to which he pleaded guilty and served time.

According to social media posts seen by The Sun, Eric had other children with a woman named Sara Hubbard, who paid tribute to him on Facebook.

She wrote: “My heart is broken into a million pieces. My family has been hit so hard.


“We have lost so many people that meant everything to us. I lost Eric Hartter a couple days ago. I never wanted this day to come, Eric is a huge part of me and our children.

“Anyone that knows Eric knows that he’s always battled w demons. Anyone that knows Eric knows how phenomenal he was too in so many ways. [sic]

“I love Eric w every ounce of me he was my best friend no matter what! Eric has made some sh***y choices in life but who hasn’t! I have yet to meet a perfect person.”

Meanwhile, Stevie’s mom Kim attempted suicide late last month – days after losing her mother, Kathleen Sluck.

A 911 call exclusively obtained by The Sun reveals family and friends were desperate to save her life after destroying the lock on her bathroom door and finding her in a pool of blood.

An unidentified female can be heard telling the dispatcher she was checking in on Kim after growing concern for her safety.

The woman claimed Kim “just tried killing herself,” to which the male dispatcher asked, “How did she try to harm herself?”

“I don’t know I just ran out, I have someone in there with her,” the young woman replied. “There’s blood everywhere on the bathroom floor.”

“Do you know if she’s conscious right now ma’am,” the man asked, to which she replied: “She is, she’s yelling at me not to call the police.”

“Ok, what did she do, did she have a gun, a knife or something, you said there’s blood?” he asked.

“She had the door locked and she wouldn’t let me in. And I kept telling her, ‘I’m coming in, I’m coming in,'” she replied, adding that she broke the handle off the door.

“And she was laying on the floor saying, ‘Don’t call the police, don’t call the police.'”

In the audio, released by Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, the female caller is later asked: “Is there any way you can go in there and find out if she’s breathing?”


The caller then reveals she “took a bunch of pills,” and cut herself, to which the dispatcher asks: “She took pills and she has cuts where? How bad is she bleeding?”

It was previously revealed Kim was “bleeding excessively” when emergency services arrived.

The scared caller explained a friend is with her in the bathroom and she was standing outside waiting for an ambulance.

She said she wanted to see her before she left the home, but Kim refused to open the door, instead texting her a heart emoji, which left her concerned.

The caller later claimed she’s “not sure” if there were any guns or weapons in the house.

The incident was reported around 4:13 pm on July 30, The Sun can reveal, and Kim was taken to the hospital before turning home to recover.

Kim and rap superstar Eminem – real name Marshall Mathers III – share biological daughter Hailie Jade, 25.

Eminem also adopted Stevie, 19, and Kim’s late sister Dawn’s daughter Alaina, 28.

The rapper’s ex is also believed to have one young son from a more recent relationship.

Stevie's biological dad Eric Hartter was not in her life when he died in 2019


Stevie’s biological dad Eric Hartter was not in her life when he died in 2019Credit: Facebook
The 19-year-old claimed to have found out about his death online


The 19-year-old claimed to have found out about his death onlineCredit: Stevie Laine/TikTok
Stevie's mom Kim Scott attempted suicide late last month after her own mother's death


Stevie’s mom Kim Scott attempted suicide late last month after her own mother’s deathCredit: Getty

Leave a Comment