Eminem is one of the richest and most successful recording artists in American history. The Detroit-born rapper took the music game by storm in the late nineties and, a few short breaks aside, has continued to dominate hip-hop ever since. But, and bear with us here… Is he DEAD?

Sounds crazy, we know. But there is a growing community of online speculators who are pushing a theory which says that the 8 Mile star DIED while being treated for his pill addiction some years ago. But to continue the revenue stream and capitalize on his position as a respected figure – someone has replaced him…

One of the leading theorists behind the extraordinary claims says this about the idea that Marshall Mathers III died and was replaced by either a lookalike, a clone or some kind of robot:

“When Eminem returned from Rehab he was different man he looked younger, he looked in shape and his fashion style had a dark punisher vibe. Eminem went from a Detroit wigger who would wear baggy jeans, fitted hats with durags to a punisher with a new all black fashion sense.”

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As you can see, extensive images have been put out there that claim to prove that Mathers’ face is different than it was and not just because of the result of the aging process.

Eminem Dead

“This current Eminem is a fraud who knows he’s a fraud and is gleefully shoving it in our faces.”

Eminem Dead

A conspiracy theorist named Vrillex has put this wild – but intriguing – video up on YouTube. See what you make of it…