Marvin Gaye III – Tragedy Of Late Marvin Gaye Son

by Manisha Mon Jul 24 2023 Updated On Thu Mar 21 2024
Marvin Gaye III – Tragedy Of Late Marvin Gaye Son

Marvin Gaye III is the son of singer-songwriter and music artist Marvin Gaye

He has two siblings. His mother was Denise Gordy

His mother was 16 years old when she gave birth to him. He was adopted by Marvin and his ex-wife, Anna Gordy

His biological mother was Anna's niece. 

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Marvin Gaye III parents Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy
Marvin Gaye III parents Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy. Source: Pinterest

Marvin was arrested for physical assault

Marvin was married to Wendy Gaye. They got separated two months after their marriage. His wife accused him of domestic violence

She alleged him of physically assaulting her over the past 12 years. They have been dating each other since 2013

She even said that he threatened them by pointing a gun at them. Marvin also lifted her by her neck. 

Wendy added that her cousin came to save her, but he also attacked her. Marvin was arrested, and Wendy got a restraining order from the court after the incident.

Marvin was released from jail, and he filed for a divorce. 


Marvin Gaye III was born on November 17, 1965. He is 58 years old 

Net worth

His father had a net worth of -$9 million at the time of his death. 

Marvin's father was shot to death

In 1984, Marvin's grandparents had an argument over a missing insurance document.

Marvin's grandfather was searching for the missing document the whole day, and he scolded his wife for losing it. 

Marvin's father was done, so he asked his father to leave her mother alone, but his father continued to yell at them.

Marvin Gaye Sr. went to bed, and the next morning, he woke and was very furious about missing documents from the ground floor. 

Marvin Sr. yelled at his wife, who was in her son's room. 

So, Marvin yelled back at his father, asking him to talk about the missing paperwork face to face rather than shouting from downstairs. 

Marvin Sr. got angry, and he went to his son's room immediately and began yelling at his wife. 

Marvin's father had enough, so he jumped from his bed, asked him to leave, and pushed him out of his room into the hallway. 

He even punched his father, and his mother stopped him from doing so. His father walked up to his bed and stayed quiet. 

After some time, Marvin Sr. entered his son's room with a gun in his hand, and he pulled the trigger without saying anything. 

He shot him in his heart, and he fell on the ground, and he shot him again. He was rushed to hospital, but it was too late. 

He died a day before his 45th birthday

Marvin had a troubled relationship with his father

Marvin's mother said that her husband never loved Marvin, and he did not allow her to love him as well. 

She said he never accepted him as his son and hated him from the day he was born. His father abused him his whole life. 

He ran from his home at the age of 17 to join the US Air Force, but he got out of the US Air Force, faking his medical illness. 

He came to his home and established his band. The more success he got, the more his father hated him. 

He said that if it were not for his mother, then he would have committed suicide. 

What were Marvin's last words?

After Marvin was shot, he was on the floor, covered with blood. His younger brother Frankie came there and put him in his lap. 

Before dying Marvin said he got what he has always wanted. He could not do it on his own, so he made him do it. 

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