Anna Gordy-Gaye Dies

Anna Gordy Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife and older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy, died early this morning, January 31, in Los Angeles. She reportedly died at home from natural causes. Family members discovered her around 3AM.
Anna and Marvin married in 1964, and she was a huge influence on his career. She co-composed two hits on his classic What’s Going On album: Flyin’ High [In The Friendly Sky] and God Is Love. Marvin said his hit song Pride and Joy was inspired by his courtship of Anna back in the early ’60s.
They had one child together — Marvin Gaye III — and eventually divorced in 1977. Marvin wrote the album Here, My Dear about their relationship and parting. She was 92 years old.