He costarred with Brittany Murphy in “8 Mile” and Eminem recently opened up about his reaction to her tragic death late last year.
In an interview with Vibe magazine, the “Real Slim Shady” rapper explained, "It was crazy. It's crazy, because at one point, we were very close, and she was a really good person.”
“It's crazy when you see things not just with her but just all these things that are happening in Hollywood with people in music, with people in acting. ... Famous people. Famous people are overdosing at alarming rates and — that almost sounded like a commercial. Wow.”
He continued, "But they are. And it's one of those things, man, where you're famous, doctors will kiss your ass because they love the celebrity. 'Oh, I can call up Eminem and get him on the phone right now. Oh, hi Marshall, how are you doing? Do you need that [prescription]?' There are doctors that will give you certain things just because of who you are."
"I think about it a lot. I try not to think about it but I do and it creeps me the f--- out. It creeps me out because they say that if I got to the hospital two hours later then I would be gone. I think about that a lot. When I lay in bed at night is when I think about it the most. It creeps me out, man."