Anna Gordy Gaye, Songwriter And Marvin Gaye’s Ex-Wife, Dead At 92

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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 3:00 a.m.,” 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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