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Eminem's sister-in-law 'dies after heroin overdose'

2016-01-21 12:00

Los Angeles - Eminem's sister-in-law has reportedly died of a drug overdose.

Dawn Scott is said to have passed away on Tuesday in the Motor City Trailer Park in Detroit.

According to, the 40-year-old died of "an apparent heroin overdose, pending a toxicology test."

Dawn has been friends with Eminem since she was a youngster. She is the twin sister of the singer's ex-wife Kim Matthews, and the birth mother of the former couple's adopted daughter Alaina.

After running away from home, Dawn and Kim moved in with Eminem and his mother when he was just 15, and he kicked off his romance with Kim back in 1989.

He and Kim married for the first time in 1999 and divorced in 2001, before remarrying in 2006 for just four months.

In October, Dawn revealed her struggle to beat her drug addiction, and told Radar that Eminem and Kim were giving her no help at all.

She said: "I have a millionaire brother-in-law and a sister with money up the ass."

Dawn's boyfriend Les Martin, who she had lived with on and off for the past four years, also told the outlet he had called Kim many times and asked her to help her sister.

He said: "I've been trying like hell to save her life. I've had numerous conversations with Kim about trying to get her help and it just wasn't a conversation she wanted to have.

"She wanted to let Dawn go. I was so frustrated I was like, 'Do you have a $10m insurance policy on her?'"

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