Marvin Gaye: His Final Hours

Marvin Gaye: His Final Hours

2011, Biography  -   13 Comments
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On his last day alive soul superstar Marvin Gaye is depressed and paranoid. He's abandoned his latest tour and is holed up at his parents' house in Los Angeles, California.

His excessive drug use escalates and with it, the tension in the home. Soon, his lifelong power struggle with his father explodes in a violent climax as Marvin provokes his father into shooting him twice.

We delve into the Prince of Motown's violent childhood to uncover the root of Marvin's strained relationship with his strict father and to understand his struggle with drugs.

Few deaths in the annals of American pop music stand out as more bewildering, senseless and tragic than the shooting of Marvin Gaye (a day before his 45th birthday) by his own father.

This probing look into the last days of the soul icon investigates how drugs, paranoia, depression and a lifetime of tension between father and son precipitated an event that shocked the world.

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ru
10 years ago

Amazing artist deserves better than this crap sensationalist documentary. its more like watching the FBI files. And surely the whole selling point of a documentary on Marvin Gaye is his music yet all we hear is this cheap elevator background music.

MarvFan
MarvFan
11 years ago

tragically insightful

Carniverous
Carniverous
11 years ago

Why is Marvin's "sister-in-law" white?

AMFM
AMFM
11 years ago

This is a sad and terrible story, but done here in an exploitive manner befitting a supermarket tabloid. Where was Marvin Gaye's original music? I only heard cheap incidental filler. I hope the makers of this documentary have someone counting down their career; 2:31:23 'til the last frame you will every shoot!

Jean Schmidt
Jean Schmidt
11 years ago

There was no mention of Tammi Terrel; but when she died, Marvin didn't want to perform anymore. It took awhile for him to get over her death and start performing again. There is a video on youtube of him telling Don Cornelius this on Soul Train. Wonder if that had anything to do with his addiction, and the transformation attempt to his second wife.

skibee
skibee
11 years ago

wow, his dad should have done some time....
damn, coke!!

Trevis Robotie
Trevis Robotie
11 years ago

brother,brotha,brova......what's going on ?

Trish
Trish
11 years ago

His whole life was just craziness...fame superstar is not worthy of life...Sad.

S.E.T.H
S.E.T.H
11 years ago

Marvins dad was a real ass.

apaulocreed
apaulocreed
11 years ago

WARNING-YOU HEAR S.F.A. MARVIN TUNES!!!