On this day in 1984, singer Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father after an ongoing domestic dispute turned violent. Marvin Gaye, Sr. pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. He was given a six year suspended sentence and five years probation. He died of pneumonia in 1998.
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