In Play, Marvin Gaye's Sister Tries To Show ‘The Man Behind The Music'

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Most people know how the story ends: “Singer Marvin Gaye shot twice by father on the eve of his 45th birthday.”

But not as many know the lifetime of events that culminated on that fatal afternoon in 1984 in a 25-room Hollywood mansion, when Marvin Gay Sr. retrieved a .38-caliber revolver, pointed it at his son and squeezed the trigger, shooting Marvin twice in the torso, once at point-blank range.

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