Today would have been Marvin Gaye’s 76th birthday. He was 44 when when he was shot and killed by his father in 1983.

 I was 12 then, I’m 44 now. Perspective. He accomplished something amazing. One of Mowtown’s most memorable songs was recorded by Gaye: I Heard it through the Grape Vine. Marvin Gaye – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.