The Infamous Murder That Shook The Music Industry And Ended The Career Of One Of Music's Biggest Stars

At the peak of his career the “Prince of Motown” had his life taken away by the person who gave him that life in the first place. After his soulful voice brought us hits like “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” the singer with a 25-year recording career wouldn’t give us another hit. On April 1, 1984, Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his own father, just one day shy of his 45th birthday. The physical cause of Gaye’s death was straight-forward, ”Gunshot wound to chest perforating heart,