The 5 Most Shocking Celebrity Murders.
Marvin Gaye was the driving force behind famous Motown Records in the height of his fame and his voice and style paved the way for the many R&B singers that followed. His influence on the genre is still present today.
Marvin Gaye was as gifted of a singer as they come with several of his songs being recognized by Rolling Stone on their “500 Greatest List of All Times”. Marvin the man was a world renowned talent, however, his gifts as an entertainer and singer were accompanied by alcoholism, drug abuse, and what he classified as “freakish sexual acts”. Marvin’s demons plagued Gaye until his final days.
On the morning of April 1st 1984, just a day shy of his 45 birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father Marvin Gaye Sr. at the family’s residence after intervening in an argument between Marvin Sr. and Marvin’s mother Alberta Gay. Marvin was shot twice by his father, the pasture, who claimed the “he didn’t mean to do it“.