The mother of slain soul singer Marvin Gaye, During an argument at the family home Alberta Gay’s husband, Marvin Gay Sr., shot their son twice in the chest. The senior Gay, a retired. Marvin Pentz Gay Sr. (October 1, 1914 – October 10, 1998) was an American Pentecostal minister. He was the father of Marvin Gaye and gained notoriety after shooting and killing him on April 1, 1984, following an argument at their home.Children: 5, including Marvin Gaye and Frankie Gaye.
Mar 25, 2015 · THE BITTER TEXTS BETWEEN THE GAYES AFTER $7.4M VERDICT Marvin and his mother Alberta. She was diagnosed with cancer before his death and he said he felt it would be worse for him if she died.