The terminally ill fan that Eminem visited last weekend (Jan. 11) has reportedly died. Gage Garmo, who had a rare bone cancer called Osteosarcoma, passed away one day after Eminem granted his dying wish by visiting his home and spending time with him.
After being told he only had one week to live, Garmo’s family used Twitter to help grant his last wish. They set up the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem in hopes of catching Slim Shady’s attention. When it did, Em arranged to visit the 17-year-old’s Michigan home, which is about 20 minutes from where he resides, and spent about an hour talking and hanging out with him. The family told TMZ that the visit really raised Garmo’s spirits.
A candlelight vigil was held at Garmo’s high school, Rochester High School, in his memory.