On 1st April 1984, at the Gaye family compound in Los Angeles, one of the most famous and peculiar murders of modern times occurred. To the horror of fans across the world, Marvin Gaye Jr, the undisputed prince of soul, was fatally shot in front of his mother by his brutal father, Marvin Sr. It is a tragic episode that still looms large over the history of Soul Music. Still, the motives of Marvin Gaye Sr for slaughtering his namesake and the circumstances around his famous son’s death are still strangely imprecise and understated. Everyone knows that Marvin Gaye was killed by his father, but few can explain why.