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Marvin Gaye III is suffering from kidney failure and is seeking a donated organ for transplant.
The son of late singer Marvin Gaye announced earlier this week that he's been receiving dialysis for renal failure for three years and he's having trouble finding a suitable kidney for transplant.
He said he is sharing his condition publicly to help draw attention to the challenges blacks and Hispanics face in finding healthy organ donors.
Tough time: Marvin Gaye III is suffering from kidney failure but is struggling to find a donor, he announced earlier this week
He also says he plans to donate some proceeds from his forthcoming album to a kidney research organisation.
Meanwhile, Marvin Gaye's estate is engaged in a legal battle over Robin Thicke's summer smash, Blurred Lines.
They claim the number one hit sounds very similar to Gaye's 1977 funk/disco song Got To Give It Up.
Thicke, along with collaborator Pharrell Williams and TI, filed a lawsuit in August asking a judge to rule that their song does not copy Gaye's.
The move was to guard against Gaye's heirs claiming in the future that Thicke, Williams and TI stole the song.
Marvin Gaye III is one of three children of Iconic Singer Marvin Gaye, pictured in an early family shot
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Anna Gordy Gaye -- Marvin Gaye's ex-wife and older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy -- died early this morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the family tell us Anna died at home from natural causes. Family members discovered she had died around 3AM.
Anna and Marvin got married in 1964, and she was a huge influence on his career. She co-composed two hits on his classic "What's Going On" album.
Marvin said his hit song "Pride and Joy" was inspired by his courtship of Anna back in the early 60s.
They had one child together -- Marvin Gaye III -- and eventually divorced in 1977. While they were estranged ... Marvin wrote "Anna's Song." It was released in 1978.
Anna was 92 years old.
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Anna died at home from natural causes at her home and was discovered at around 3 am, according to TMZ.
Quite the influence: Anna Gordy Gaye, ex-wife of Marvin Gaye and sister of Berry Gordy, died Friday at age 92
Anna co-founded Anna Records in 1958 with her sister Gwen and Billy Davis.
She and Gaye, who was 17 years her junior, met in 1960 and married in 1964.
They had one child together, Marvin Pentz Gaye III, and divorced in 1977. She never remarried.
Happy times: Anna, center, and Gaye, second from right, are shown here around 1970
According to Rolling Stone, Gaye and Anna's rocky marriage was chronicled on his double album Here, My Dear.
Gaye filed for bankruptcy after their divorce a judge instructed Gaye to make good on overdue alimony payments by recording an album and giving his wife $600,000 in royalties.
Anna influenced Gaye's career, co-writing two hits on his What's Going On album and she inspired his hit song Pride and Joy during their courtship.
Family support: Anna attended the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Foundation event honoring her brother Berry in June 2008
On his behalf: Anna and her son Marvin accepted his award for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Anna also co-wrote hits with Gaye for the Motown group The Originals, including Baby, I'm for Real.
He wrote Anna's Song after they split up.
Gaye married his second wife, Janice in 1977 and they had two children, daughter Nona and son Frankie.
Glamour girl: Anna, who launched a label before marrying Gaye, is shown in an undated publicity photo
R&B legend: Gaye, shown in 1964, the year he married Anna, was a prolific hitmaker for Motown
He was murdered by his father, who shot him twice in 1984, one day before his 45th birthday.
When Gaye was honored with induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Anna attended and accepted Gaye's induction, according to The Hollywood Gossip.
Anna made her last appearance with her brother Berry, 84, in 2008 at an event honoring him.
She is survived by her son.
Born in Milledgeville, Georgia, located in Baldwin County, Georgia, Gordy was the third eldest of Berry Gordy Sr. (Berry Gordy II) and Bertha Ida (née Fuller) Gordy's eight children. Shortly after her birth in 1922, Gordy's family relocated to Detroit. Following graduation from high school in 1940, Gordy relocated to California, which is where Gordy's younger brother Berry moved to after he dropped out of high school. Returning back to Detroit in the mid-1950s, she and younger sister Gwen became operators of the photo concession at Detroit's Flame Show Bar.
By the late 1950s, members of the Gordy family were getting involved with the music business. In 1956, Anna began her career distributing records with Checker Records. Around 1957, she distributed a couple recordings for Gone Records. In 1958, she founded the label, Anna Records, with musician Billy Davis. Gordy's younger sister Gwen acted as co-partner with the label. The label was formed a year before Berry launched Tamla Records, later a subsidiary for Motown. Anna distributed Tamla's first national hit, Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)". Artists such as David Ruffin and Joe Tex also recorded for the label while Marvin Gaye became a session musician with the company. After the label was absorbed by Motown in 1961, Gordy joined Motown as a songwriter. Some of Gordy's early compositions were recorded by Gaye and Mary Wells. In 1965, Gordy co-wrote Stevie Wonder's "What Christmas Means to Me".
Gordy later co-composed the Originals' hits, "Baby, I'm for Real" and "The Bells" alongside Marvin Gaye. Gordy's name was included as a co-songwriter on two songs off Gaye's 1971 album, What's Going On, including "Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)" and "God Is Love". In 1973, Gordy's name was included in the credits to the song, "Just to Keep You Satisfied", which was first recorded in 1969 by the Monitors and also recorded by the Originals two years later. Gaye's version was actually overdubbed from the Originals recording and reversed the song's romantic lyrics for a more solemn view of the end of a marriage. Gordy eventually left Motown at the end of the 1970s and retired from the music industry.
Gordy first met Marvin Gaye in 1959 when Gaye was just 20 years old, singing with Harvey and the New Moonglows. Gaye soon began working at Anna Records and soon developed an attraction to Gordy. They eventually began dating in 1960. After a three-year courtship, they married in June 1963. Inspired by their romance, Gaye penned hit singles based off Anna including "Stubborn Kind of Fellow", "Pride & Joy" and "You're a Wonderful One". Of "Pride and Joy", Gaye said, "When I composed 'Pride and Joy', I was head over heels in love with Anna. I just wrote what I felt about her, and what she did for me. She was my pride and joy."
The marriage between Marvin and Anna was reportedly turbulent, leading to public spats. In order to bring some stability to their home life, Anna and Marvin adopted a little boy who was born on November 17, 1966. The boy was soon named after his adopted father (Marvin Pentz Gaye III). While the boy was said to have been naturally conceived by Anna and Marvin during Motown's public relations stories of the couple, Marvin himself would confirm the adoption in David Ritz's Marvin biography, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye. In later years, the identity of the mother was revealed as Denise Gordy.
In 1971, the couple moved to Hollywood. Two years later, the couple filed for legal separation with Gaye settling in with a young woman named Janis Hunter, with whom Gaye would have two children with. In November of 1975, Gordy filed for divorce. After nearly two years, the case was settled in Gordy's favor after Gaye agreed to remit a portion of his royalties off his next album to Gordy. The resulting album, Here, My Dear, gave audiences a view of the marriage through Marvin's point of view. Released in December 1978, Gordy heard the album and threatened to sue Marvin for $5 million for invasion of privacy. Nothing came of this threat.
In the 1980s, Marvin and Anna reconciled as friends and Anna was on hand with Marvin at industry events following the release of his comeback album, Midnight Love, in 1982. Gordy also attended the Grammy Awards in 1983 where Gaye won two of the trophies. Gaye's death in 1984 devastated Gordy; later she and Marvin's three children disposed of most of Gaye's ashes near the Pacific Ocean following his cremation after his funeral while Anna herself kept a portion of Marvin's ashes following his funeral. When Gaye was honored with induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gordy attended and accepted Gaye's induction to the Hall of Fame on his behalf with Marvin Gaye III. Gordy never remarried following her divorce. Gordy's last public appearance came in June 2008 when she attended the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Foundation event where brother Berry was being honored.
Gordy died on January 31, 2014, at the age of 92, following many years of declining health.
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Anna Gordy Gaye, sister of Berry and ex-wife of Marvin dies at 92
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(January 31, 2014) Anna Gordy Gaye, the eldest sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. and the ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, has died at age 92. Gaye was known as the co-founder of Anna record label, a predecessor to Motown. Years later, in 1978, after her divorce from Gaye, she was the subject of his bitter post-divorce album, Here, My Dear.
The family of ANNA GORDY GAYE, sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, has announced that her funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in memory of Anna Gordy Gaye to: The Gordy Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization to support educational scholarships for inner-city youth. Gordy Foundation, Inc. 2656 West Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48208 The family deeply appreciates all expressions of condolence that have been shared. Friends and family are encouraged to leave personal reflections at: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/annagordygaye/homepage.aspx
My sister Anna was the glamour girl of the family. She was beautiful, sexy, playful, lovely. Men loved her but she lived for her family, especially her younger brothers of which, I was lucky enough to be one.
She backed me up on everything I tried to do and gave me the confidence to be what I wanted to be.
She gave me all the love that a sister could give a brother.
When I first came to California as a teenage boxer, Anna lived there and I knew I would have a place to call home.
I will miss her so dearly. What I'm grateful for most was that she lived to see me reach my goals and shared them all with me in happiness and joy.
Berry Gordy, Founder, Motown
It is with great sadness learning of the passing of Anna Gordy Gaye. My heart goes' out to the family at this time.
Anna Gordy Gaye was a lifelong friend and a mentor. I will miss her greatly. My heartfelt condolences to Berry and her family.
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