Marvin Gay Sr.

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Birth Name: Marvin Pentz Gay Sr.

Occupation: Family Member

Place Of Birth: Washington, DC

Date Of Birth: October 1, 1914

Date Of Death: October 10, 1998

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Marvin Gay Sr. was born on the 1st of October, 1914. He was famous for being a Family Member. Best known as the father and murderer of recording artist Marvin Gaye. He killed his son following an argument between the two on April 1, 1984.

Marvin Gay Sr. was born in Washington, DC. According to his wife Alberta, his childhood was filled with violence, domestic abuse, and shootings in his family. As a preacher at a Pennsylvanian church, he impressed the congregation enough to be later named Bishop.

Marvin Gay Sr. was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Marvin Pentz Gay Sr. is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Marvin’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Marvin Gay Sr.’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Marvin Gay Sr.’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Marvin Gay Sr. kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Marvin Gay Sr. was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Marvin Pentz Gay Sr.
NICKNAME: The Reverend Marvin Pentz Gay Sr., Marvin Pentz Gay, Marvin Gay, The Reverend Marvin Gay, Marvin Gay Sr., Marvin Pentz Gay Sr.
RELIGION: Christian
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Marvin Gay Sr. was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Marvin Gay Sr. was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Marvin Gay Sr. had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Marvin Gay Sr.’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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