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Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Gay, Jr.), singer-songwriter. Called "The Prince of Motown" & "The Prince of Soul", his career spanned 3+ decades. He was Motown's top-selling solo artist of the '60s with hits How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Ain't That Peculiar, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and duets with Mary Wells & Tammi Terrell. His later hits included Let's Get It On, Sexual Healing, What's Going On, Just to Keep You Satisfied, Got To Give It Up, Distant Lover, Mercy, Mercy Me, and Inner City Blues. He was shot and killed by his father after an argument. R.I.P.
Marvin Gaye was one of the top artists of the twentieth century and highly influential in the music industry. After years of battling substance abuse, Gaye moved in with is parents to work on some personal and business issues. During a severe altercation, Marvin Gaye was killed by his father on April 1, 1984.
Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), on April 1, 1984, as Marvin was seated on his bed talking to his mother, Gaye's father shot at Marvin twice. The first shot, which entered the right side of Gaye's chest, was fatal, having perforated his vital organs.