Wondering who Marvin Gaye was always singing about? Well, there was a special little flower in his life by the name of Anna Gordy Gaye. Anna is now resting in a special place, as she has now passed at the age of 92 this morning in Los Angeles.
Anna is not only Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife but she is also the older sister to Motown’s founder, Berry Gordy.
According to TMZ, sources close to the family tell says Anna died at home from natural causes. Members of her family discovered she had died around 3AM.
Anna and Marvin exchanged rings and got married in 1964, and she was a major influence on his career. Anna co-composed two hits on his classic“What’s Going On” album, which she received all of the publishing from that album. The hit song “Here My Dear” was dedicated to her. Marvin also said his hit song “Pride and Joy” was inspired by his courtship of Anna back in the early 60s.
They had one child together by the name of Marvin Gaye III, later on, they eventually divorced in 1977. While they were estranged, Marvin wrote “Anna’s Song.” It was released in 1978.