Eminem didn’t pass up the opportunity to put a smile on a fan’s face. Unfortunately, it was his final one.
Nearly 24 hours after Michigan teen Gage Garmo met the “Shady XV” rapper, he died. Garmo, 17, suffered from bone cancer and was given only a week to live.
Garmo’s friends and family started a social media campaign using #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem.
It got the attention of The Rainbow Connection that helps grant wishes to terminally ill children in Michigan. Fighting against the clock, the org arranged for Eminem to meet a deserving fan.
On Sunday, Eminem made a surprise visit to Gage’s home. They chatted about hip hop and football, according to USA Today.
“We’re so glad we were able to reach Eminem’s people and they were able to respond, and Eminem was able on such short notice to go and see this boy in his own home,” says Mary Grace McCarter, executive director of Rainbow Connection.
USA Today reports Gage had a big smile throughout the whole visit. And sadly, the next day Gage passed.