Marvin Gay, Sr.

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Marvin Gay, Sr.
Born
Marvin Pentz Gay

(1914-10-01)October 1, 1914
DiedOctober 10, 1998(1998-10-10) (aged 84)
OccupationMinister
Spouse(s)Alberta Gay (née Cooper)
(m. 1935–1984; divorced)
ChildrenJeanne Gay (b. 1937)
Marvin Gaye (1939–1984)
Frankie Gaye (1941–2001)
Zeola "Sweetsie" Gaye (b. 1945)
Antwaun Carey Gay (b. 1970)
Parent(s)George Gay (1891–1971)
Mamie Gay (1891–1981)

The Reverend Marvin Pentz Gay Sr. (October 1, 1914 – October 10, 1998) was an American minister of the House of God. He was the father of American recording artist Marvin Gaye. He is known for shooting and killing his son on April 1, 1984 following an argument at their Los Angeles home. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter. He was given a six-year suspended sentence and five years probation.[1]

Gay died of pneumonia in Culver City, California, aged 84.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "BBC News: ENTERTAINMENT - Marvin Gaye's father and killer dies". BBC.co.uk. 25 October 1998. Retrieved December 8, 2012.