Ronnie Polkingharn: Uncle whose death scarred Eminem


Ronald Dean Polkingharn (commonly known as Ronnie) is a name that is remembered after many years of his death because he had once been a personal idol, a mentor, and a muse to world-famous artist Eminem.

Ronnie Polkingharn –Childhood 

Ronnie was born as the son of Ronald Dewey Polkingharn and Betty Hixton in the small county of St. Joseph, Missouri of the United States.

Ronnie has four half-siblings. Only two of them are known to the media. One of them is a sister named Deborah Rae Mathers- Briggs (Nelson), also known as Debbie (age 65 and mother of EMINEM), and a brother Todd K Nelson.

Ronnie went to school and spent his childhood and four half-siblings and a loving Nephew in his home town. It is not well known whether he went for higher education. His half-brother Todd passed away in 2004 at the age of forty-two.

Ronnie is famous for being the uncle of rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor Marshall Bruce Mathers, III (famous as EMINƎM and slim shady), however only a couple of months older than him.

Their family sure keeps a lot of privacy as their immediate relatives are unknown to the public.

Ronnie Polkingharn –Personality Traits 

Full Name –Ronald Dean Polkingharn

Nickname –Ronnie Polkingharn

Date of birth –July 27, 1972

Sun Sign –Cancer

Best match –Scorpio, Taurus

Lucky number –2, 7, 9

Lucky color –Cream white

Nationality –American

Height – above 1.6 meters,

Hobby –listening to music, Football

Eye color –brown

Favorite songs –Reckless by ice t

Death –December 13, 1991

As per the sign, Cancer suggests an intuitive, sensitive, shy kind of personality. Ronnie must have been a passionate lover and one who connects and commits to a relationship from heart and soul.

He must have been into arts and fashion, as he was into listening to rock, pop, and hip hop music. Pictures of his youth show long hair in the back, very popular in Hollywood in the 70s.

Blushing smile and avoiding cameras, or tilting head in an uncomfortable way in all his pictures sure suggest him as an introverted kind of person.

Ronnie Polkingharn –Relationships

The only thing that could not go well in this happy-go-lucky kid’s life was his relationship. As his girlfriend’s name is anonymous to date, he died after being dumped by the love of his life.

Ronnie Polkingharn –uncle of Eminem

Eminem was featured as artist of the month by famous magazines throughout the world, so his uncle came into fame. Eminem had heard his first rap song, “Reckless” by ice t, got introduced to hip hop, and breakdance through his uncle Ronnie.

Ronnie had also mentored Eminem in music, loved and supported him to become an artist. Some also say that he raised Eminem and spent all his free time with him. Eminem has mentioned his uncle Ronnie bringing him the “breakin” album in 1981.

Eminem was bullied in his school, and Ronnie was practically the only friend he could trust in his sensitive days.

Ronnie’s mother remembers Eminem and Ronnie being best buddies. Ronnie was Eminem’s idol, most of the things that Eminem had been first gifted to him by Ronnie, including the famous dog tag.

According to Ronnie’s mother, Eminem could not visit the grave after five years, Ronnie passed away; he neither placed the first flower nor bid him farewell. Eminem is almost protesting against his uncle by selling one beloved chain’s duplicates that Ronnie gave him.

Eminem’s way of missing–Tatoo of uncle Ronnie 

It’s not always anger that Eminem might have towards Ronnie, sometimes it’s a feeling of missing and pain.

Eminem has a tattoo suggesting death in the upper left shoulder under which he has carved the name of his beloved uncle Ronnie, and in the next arm lie Bonny and Clyde.

Seeing how Eminem is not close with the rest of his family, Ronnie’s mom said, “If my son could speak to you today from the grave, he would say –” Marshall stop some of the garbage, makeup with your family, life’s too short.” “”

Ronnie Polkingharn –Charity and SNS

Since Ronnie’s timeline was before the age of Facebook and Google, he did not have a proper SNS, and no known amount of charity has been donated by him.

Ronnie Polkingharn – unnatural death

A young boy, warm-hearted and handsome as Ronnie was, he died by shooting his head and leaving a terrible shock to his Nephew. As explained by his sister Ronnie was “running afoul of the law over a dog” and left the world with suicide at the age of mere 19.

Eminem was engrieved after Ronnie’s death as it was not just a friend he lost; it was his beloved uncle, his soulmate, the only relative he truly cherished, and a friend of highs and lows.

It took a long time for Eminem to cope with the death of Ronnie. As for mourn, Eminem did not speak for weeks; it was as if he was upset with his best friend and did not even attend Ronnie’s funeral.