Marvin Gaye was an American singer, musician, and songwriter. Following a string of hit songs in the 1960s, he was the central figure in the distinctive sound of Motown Records. Some of Gaye’s unforgettable hits include How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and the highly acclaimed “I heard It Through the Grapevine”.
Known in the music as the “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”, Marvin Gaye remains to be one of the most influential music artists almost 30 years after his death. In this film, we take a look back at the final 24 hours prior Gaye’s death. The documentary highlights the iconic musician’s tough childhood, his strained relationship with his father, as well as his chronic dependence on drugs. Battling his demons led to Gaye’s mental and psychological breakdown, inevitably leading to his death. In his final 24 hours, he allegedly abandoned his concert tour, headed to his parents’ LA home and provoked his estranged father to shoot him twice, causing his death.