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Anna Gordy Gaye, ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, dies in Los Angeles at 92

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:05 AM
 
Anna Gordy Gaye, former wife of singer Marvin Gaye and sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., is shown in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters on Jan 31, 2014. Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife of late soul legend Marvin Gaye and the older sister of Motown record label founder Berry Gordy Jr, died in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 92, the family publicist said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Anna Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife of late soul legend Marvin Gaye and the older sister of Motown record label founder Berry Gordy Jr, died in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 92, the family publicist said.

"She died today at her Los Angeles home. She passed away from natural causes. They discovered her body at 3.00am,"said Maureen O'Connor, executive vice president of publicists Rogers & Cowan.

The songwriter and businesswoman was married to Gaye from 1964 to 1977 and helped compose two songs, Flying High (In The Friendly Sky) and God Is Love, on Gaye's classic album What's Going On.

She was also the inspiration for his hit Pride and Joy.

 
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