According to TMZ Anna Gordy Gaye – Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife and older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy – died early this morning in Los Angeles. She was 92 years old.
Sources close to the family told the site that Anna died at home from natural causes. Family members discovered she had died around 3AM.
Anna and Marvin were married from 1964 to 1977 and she was a huge influence on his career. She co-composed two hits on his classic ”What’s Going On” album (“Flyin High” and “God Is Love”) and Marvin said his hit song “Pride and Joy” was inspired by his courtship of Anna back in the early 60s. While they were estranged Marvin wrote “Anna’s Song,” released in 1978 and she eventually came to inspire his “Hear My Dear” album after their divorce.
The couple had one adopted child together – Marvin Gaye, III.
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