Anna Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife late vocalist Marvin Gaye and also older sister of Motown owner Berry Gordy, passed away Friday in Los Angeles. She was 92.
Anna Gordy Gaye, author, songwriter and also business owner, died Friday (Jan. 31). She was sister to Motown Records creator Berry Gordy as well as the ex-wife of Motown tale Marvin Gaye.
Gaye was born Anna Rudy Gordy in Milledgeville, Ga., the third eldest of Berry Gordy, Sr. as well as Bertha Ida Gordy. Like a number of her relative, she was an effective service individual. She co-founded a picture giving in at Detroit's Fire Show Bar and also a label, Anna Records, with her sister Gwen as well as singer Billy Davis.
In her marital relationship to Marvin Gaye, which started in 1964 and also finished in divorce in 1977, the couple had one kid, Marvin Gaye III.
Anna Gaye is known to have actually significantly affected her ex-husband's profession, consisting of co-writing tracks with him for the Motown team The Originals (including the hit \"Baby, I'm For Real\"); co-composing 2 songs on his timeless What's Taking place; and motivating such documents as \"Satisfaction and Joy\" and \"Anna's Song\" (the former was created during their courtship, the last during a splitting up).
His cd, Here, My Dear, was written during an especially struggling time in their connection. By the '80s, nevertheless, the two integrated their relationship as well as she started revealing appearances with him again, including when he won his only two Grammys at the 1983 awards reveal. After he came on 1984, she accepted his induction into the Rock-and-roll Hall of Popularity on his part.
Her last public look went to a red carpet occasion with her bro, Berry, in 2008.
Gaye passed away of natural reasons, in her residence, around 3 a.m. Member of the family located her body.
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Anna Gordy Gaye-- Marvin Gaye's ex-wife and older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy-- passed away early this morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has found out.