The Troubled Life of Marvin Gaye and His Untimely Fall

Marvin Gaye was one of Motown’s brightest and most romantic star, but sadly his time in the limelight was short-lived. His life and career was full of range, promise, and also a tragedy. From being a young church singer to becoming one of the world’s most popular soul singers, Gaye provided us with singles like “Sexual Healing” and “What’s Going On.” But sadly, his sudden death brought all of it to a shocking end.


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Marvin Gaye’s life had its fair share of ups and downs, bringing him back to his parents’ house and into the line of fire, just one day before his 45th birthday. Marvin Gaye’s life was taken from him by none other than his own father in 1984, an event that shook everyone both near to him and far. The murder, which was rooted in stories of psychological and substance abuse, may clarify – but doesn’t necessarily explain – why it happened.

This is his story…