Ronald Dean "Ronnie" Polkingharn (born August 1972) was Eminem's (Marshall Mathers) uncle who was 2 months older than him. His mom is Betty Hixson, his sisters are Debbie Mathers-Briggs (née Nelson), and Betty Renee. His brothers are Steven Nelson and Todd Nelson (deceased). His other nephews are Nathan Samara-Mathers (Eminem's younger maternal half-brother), and Korey Nelson (via Todd Nelson).
Ronnie died on December 13, 1991 at the age 19 by committing suicide by shooting himself in the head because he was having relationship problems with his girlfriend at the time.