Best known as the father and murderer of recording artist Marvin Gaye. He killed his son following an argument between the two on April 1, 1984.
According to his wife Alberta, his childhood was filled with violence, domestic abuse, and shootings in his family.
As a preacher at a Pennsylvanian church, he impressed the congregation enough to be later named Bishop.
He was married to Alberta Gay from 1935 until 1984 when they divorced.
His son Marvin Gaye was a highly successful and Grammy Award winning singer.