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DeadBorn: 4/2/1939 in Washington, D.C., USA
Cause of death: shot by his father (murder).
Full name: Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Noted For: soul singer; hits include "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1968), "Let's Get It On" (1973), and "Sexual Healing" (1982). Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987).