The Troubled Life of Marvin Gaye and His Untimely Fall

A Shocking Reaction

Marvin’s body was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. He was just hours shy of his 45th birthday. After Marvin Sr. was arrested, his reaction shocked the police. ”What shocked me, was that he seemed more concerned about what was going to happen to him than the fact his son was dead,” Detective McCahn said. At the police station, he pleaded that he killed his son in self-defense – he was scared something was going to happen to him.


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He also claimed that he didn’t know the gun was fully loaded. When asked if he even loved his son, he said, ”Let’s say I didn’t dislike him.” Alberta said years earlier, ”My husband never wanted Marvin, and he never liked him. He used to say that he didn’t think he was really his child. I told him that was nonsense. He knew Marvin was his, but for some reason he didn’t love Marvin, and what’s worse, he didn’t want me to love Marvin either. Marvin wasn’t very old before he understood that.”