Untold Facts About Emi Canyn, Cause of Her Death

By Sadikshya Chhetri | Updated on June 29, 2022
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    Emi Canyn was a well-known American singer and vocalist. She worked as a background singer for the popular Heavy metal band named Mötley Crüe. Emi came into the limelight after getting married to the lead guitarist of Mötley Crüe, Mick Mars.

    Moving forward about their love life, the couple had been in a relationship for only three years since 29 September 1990. Unfortunately, Emi passed away in 2017. So, what was the cause of her death?

    Let’s explore more hidden details about Mick Mar’s Ex-wife Emi and her death in this article below!

    Emi Canyn’s Wiki/Early life

    Emi was born on December 5, 1954, in Tacoma, Washington. Her actual birth name was Emi Jo Schmidt. She was born under the star sign Sagittarius. Meanwhile, her ex-husband was born on May 4, 1951. As of 2022, he is 71 years old.

    Besides, the celebrity spouse belongs to American nationality. She follows Christianity. In addition, she was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

    Who Are Her Parents? Her Education

    Mick Mars’s Ex-wife was the daughter of Floyd Schmidt and Eleanor Schmidt. Further, her parents were very religious and he grew up as a devout Christian.

    Talking about her education, there are no exact details about her school. However, she completed her schooling at a local school in Washington. After that, she graduated from Mount Tahoma High School in 1973.

    Grew up with seven other siblings

    Emi was raised in a big family with her seven siblings. She had four brothers and three sisters.

    Her siblings were Barbara Reines (Johnny), Kenneth Schmidt (Monique), H. Douglas Schmidt (Janet), Rob Schmidt (Dee), Jeri Ovechka (Ron), and Jon Schmidt.

    Moreover, one of her sisters, Joan McMahan passed away before her.

    Career Details of Emi Canyn

    Emi Canyn involved herself in music in the late 70s. She had a great passion for music. After moving to California, she started singing, and later she got opportunities to sing as a lead vocalist in many bands. Some of the brands she worked with include Canon, She Roc, and Alice N Thunderland.

    Further, she worked with the famous band Motley Crue as a backup vocalist. After that, she even toured with them To sum up, she had an amazing career as a singer, performer, and songwriter.

    Emi Canyn’s Marriage With legendary Guitarist, Mick Mars

    Emi was married to one of the popular Guitarists, Mick Mars. He was the lead guitarist of the band Motley Crue. The couple tied the knot on 29 September 1990.

    About their love life, the couple met each other while they were working together in their band Motley Crue. Canyn was a backup singer while Mick was the lead guitarist. Eventually, they both started sharing a good bond. After that, their bond blossomed and turned into a romantic relationship.

    Emi Canyn Wedding
    Emi Canyn and Mick Mars at their wedding source: Marriedceleb

    They were in a relationship for two years before getting married. Further, their relationship caught the attention of many people.

    Divorced after three years of marriage, the reason for their separation

    Despite having a wonderful relationship, the couple parted ways in 1993. It was Emi’s husband Mick Mars, who filed for divorce in April 1993.

    After their divorce, people were very curious to know the reason for their divorce. Adding to this, Mick revealed that the reason was Canyn’s closeness with Alice ‘N Thunderland’s guitarist Chet Thompson.

    Mick Mars and Emi Canyn during live event
    Mick Mars and Emi Canyn during their live performance source: Glamour Path

    Moreover, she also said that his wife’s relationship with Chet Thompson extended beyond band activities.

    Emi’s Dating history

    Emi had a romantic relationship with drummer, Marc Nelson in the past. In addition, her name was also linked to the guitarist Chet Thompson and Paul Taylor.

    Apart from that, the late singer was rumored to have an affair with an American percussionist named Seann Scott.

    She was Mick Mar’s second wife

    Emi’s Ex-husband Mick was married to Sharon Deal previously, before getting in a romantic relationship with Emi. The couple had two children together. Their children were Les Paul Deal and Stormy Deal. They got divorced after three years of marriage in 1974.

    Furthermore, Mick dated Robbie Mantooth for almost 10 years after his divorce from his ex-wife Emi.

    As of now, he is currently married to a Swiss model Seraina Schonenberger.

    Does Emi Have any Children?

    Emi didn’t have any child of her own in her life. She and Mick parted ways after three years of marriage. They didn’t share any kids.

    However, she does have two step-children from her husband. Her spouse shares his kids with his first wife Sharon Deal.

    Emi Mars with her Ex-husband
    Emi Canyan and her Ex-husband Mick Mars source :Celebsgraphy

    Emi’s Demise at the age of 62, Cause of her death

    Emi passed away on February 25, 2017. She was 65 at the time of her demise. Meanwhile, she was in her residence in Washington at the time of her death. Besides, a few of her family members including her parents, Floyd and Eleanor Schmidt, and her sister, Joan McMahan passed away before her.

    Moreover, Motley Crue Australian Fan Club claims that the news of her death was not revealed until May 2017. According to reports, Emi died of natural causes.

    Emi Canyn’s Networth

    If we agree with online tabloids, it is estimated that Emi had a net worth of $1 million at the time of her death.

    Canyn has amassed a significant amount of riches throughout her musical journey.

    Her ex-spouse’s net worth is around $70 Million.

    She Had Great Compassion Towards Animals

    Emi was a great animal lover. She showed huge compassion towards them. She loved spending time with her four-legged pals. They played a very important role in her life.

    She was emotionally connected to two of her puppies Kujo and Gizmo.

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