A terminally-ill Michigan teenager has passed away this week after an unexpected visit from rap superstar Eminem over the weekend.
According to reports, the teen lost his life a day after Em’s visit.
Rainbow Connection Executive Director Mary Grace McCarter said Tuesday that the parents of 17-year-old Gage Garmo told her that he died Monday in their Rochester Hills home. (Newsday)
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Eminem visited 17-year-old Gage Garmo on Sunday (January 11).
Gage had a wish fulfilled when Detroit native Eminem stopped by Sunday evening. The Detroit Free Press says the pair sat in the family’s living room talking about hip-hop and football. Gage was diagnosed with bone cancer three years ago, when he was a freshman at Rochester High School. (NBC Bay Area)
Additional reports claim Em spent an hour with Gage.
17-year-old Gage Garmo — who was battling a rare type of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma — died the day after Em arranged a secret visit to Gage’s home Sunday … and spent an hour talking and hanging out with him. Gage’s family said the visit really raised his spirits. (TMZ)
Social media reportedly helped spark the Em visit.
Friends and classmates used social media to spread Gage’s wish to meet Eminem, his musical hero, after he learned last week that he had just days left to live. (Fox News)