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Eminem's terminally ill fan dies

Terminally ill Eminem fan Gage Garmo died one day after receiving a surprise visit from the rapper at his home on Sunday.

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Gage Garmo, 17, passed away from Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, on Monday night approximately 24-hours after the 42-year-old rapper surprised him at his home in Rochester, Michigan after the teenager's family started a Twitter campaign in an attempt to convince his idol to pay a visit.

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Hundreds of students joined Gage's family for a candlelight vigil in his honour at Rochester High School on Monday night.

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The sick teen would have celebrated his 18th birthday this Friday, according to Gawker.com.

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Gage was overjoyed when the 'Berzerk' hitmaker secretly travelled from Atlanta to his home, where they chatted about basketball and hip hop for around two hours, after Rainbow Connection, a charity which aims to grant wishes to children in Michigan with life-threatening illnesses, helped to organise the special visit at "short notice".

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Mary Grace McCarter, executive director at Rainbow Connection, previously said: "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.

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"It says something about everybody, really. I hope all the students and friends of Gage feel good about their well-wishes too."

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