MARVIN GAYE 1939 - 1984

At about midday on Sunday, April 1, at an hour when, 30 years before, they would have been in church together, Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father, Rev. Marvin Gaye, Sr., over nothing much that anyone has been able to discern. Early reports said they fought over an insurance form; others suggested that Marvin interceded in an argument between his parents or that the dispute was over plans for Marvin’s birthday party—he would have been 45 the next day.

July 1, 1984
Jeff Nesin

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