Marvin Gay as his name was spelled died in hospital last Sunday after developing pneumonia at his retirement home in Long Beach, California. Marvin snr, who was 84, shot dead his son at their Los Angeles home in April , the day before Marvin Gaye's 45th birthday. According to Steve Turner, Gaye's biographer, the Motown star had a long- running feud with his father, a former Pentecostal preacher, who opposed his interest in music. His need to be successful, find love and then take drugs were all down to it. No matter what he achieved with his songs, all he got was resentment and criticism," Mr Turner said. Gaye added the "e" to his surname after "Gay" prompted jibes about his sexuality, a sensitive subject given his father's proclivity for cross-dressing. The book details the singer's birth in Washington and his pivotal role in the Motown record label of the s and s. It also covers the bizarre sojourn in Belgium in the early s when Gaye chose to lay his hat in the port of Ostend, ridding himself of drugs and writing the hit "Sexual Healing". He then returned to Los Angeles, lapsing into the earlier habits which were to lead to his premature death.
Growing Up In The Abusive Household Of Marvin Gay Sr.
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That life came to a tragic end on this day , when Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his own father one day short of his 45th birthday. On the one hand, there was the longstanding conflict with his father dating back to childhood. Marvin Gay, Sr.
One day before his birthday the iconic singer was fatally shot twice by his dad after an argument. Soul and Motown legend Marvin Gaye has firmly earned his spot in the hall of fame among the best artists of all time. The legendary musician already shared a fraught relationship with his father Marvin Sr. It had also been as a result of trying to distance himself from his father and shut down rumours of his sexual orientation, that Marvin added an 'e' to the end of his stage name. Following what would be his last music tour, Marvin had decided to move home to look after his mother as she recovered from kidney surgery. On April 1, Marvin Sr. Defending his mother, Marvin Jr. A fight was reportedly started by Marvin Jr, the father and son bitterly exchanged several serious blows at their family home.
Q: What prompted Marvin Gaye's father to shoot and kill him? A: There have been different speculations as to the actual reason of the argument that prompted the shooting on April 1, , but here's the one most say is the truth: The murder was the inevitable result of a lifelong psychological battle between the two. Each was stubborn in his own way, which led to fights and arguments throughout their lives.