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Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife

Anna Gordy Gaye

Dead at 92

1/31/2014 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Anna Gordy Gaye -- Marvin Gaye's ex-wife and older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy -- died early this morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the family tell us Anna died at home from natural causes. Family members discovered she had died around 3AM.

Anna and Marvin got 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.

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. While they were estranged ... Marvin wrote "Anna's Song." It was released in 1978.

Anna was 92 years old.

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christy    

she sure doesn't LOOK 92. ( ;
r.i.p.

176 days ago
2.

Vote2012    

92 years old? Wow

176 days ago
3.

miss b    

92 is a good run


R.I.P.

176 days ago
4.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

And after her, he married someone younger.

176 days ago
5.

sandy    

Thats obviously not a recent pic if Marvin Gaye is in it, so thats why she doesnt look 92 (face palm)

176 days ago
6.

BigSamStewart    

Rest in peace, woman who an influential musician put his organ in.

176 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

"This is Anna's song... I'm making love all night long..."

176 days ago
8.

Gata    

Marvin's tone is unmatched...

RIP to Anna.

176 days ago
9.

lander    

holy smokes! no one cares!

176 days ago
10.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P. Miss Anna.

176 days ago
11.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

No one cares about her.

176 days ago
12.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

You people are so dumb. That photo above is as old as dirt and if you can't tell Marvin Gaye has been dead for 30 yrs so obviously it's an old azz pic

176 days ago
13.

anony    

Gaye would have been 75 this year.

176 days ago
14.

Boogeyman    

dated younger and whiter

176 days ago
15.

Moe Greene    

So sad when they die so young.R.I.P.

176 days ago
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