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According to reports from TMZ, Anna Gordy Gaye, older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy and ex wife to Marvin Gaye, passed away early in this morning in Los Angeles.

Sources tell TMZ that Anna died in her home of natural causes. A family member found her body at 3AM.

Marvin and Anna, who were 17 years a part in age, married in 1964. It’s said that she played a huge part in his career as she helped compose two songs on his “What’s Going On” album.

Marvin’s song “Pride and Joy” was also said to have been inspired by Anna.

The couple had one child together, Marvin Gaye III, and the two divorced in 1977.

Marvin wrote “Anna’s Song” during their separation and it was released a year later.

Anna was 92 years old.


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