‘I think I’ve got a real thing going. I love people. I love life and I love nature, and I can’t see why other people can’t be like that.’ -M. G.
Grammy-winning singer Marvin Gaye was fatally shot, on April Fools Day, 30 years ago by his own father,, Marvin P. Gaye Sr.
Gaye was killed April 1, 1984, a day before his 45th birthday! His father pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to five years of probation.
Police said the argument between the father and son began when Gaye was unable to find an insurance company letter that had nothing to do with the singer.
Probation investigators said Gaye had apparently beaten his father shortly before the shooting.
Shortly after the arrest, it was discovered that Gaye Sr. had a brain tumor.
The two men reportedly had a troubled relationship, with the son never believing that the father appreciated his success. “I’m sorry…. I loved him,” Gaye Sr. said at his sentencing.
We salute you for your talent and the birthday you missed 30 years ago!
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