DETROIT (AP) — Anna Gordy Gaye, who was married to soul singer Marvin Gaye and whose brother founded Motown Records, has died.
A statement released by the family says Gordy Gaye died at her Los Angeles home early Friday while surrounded by family and friends, including her son, Marvin Gaye III. She was 92.
Her brother, Berry Gordy, founded Motown Records in Detroit in 1959. He named one label subsidiary after his sister.
It was on that subsidiary, named Anna, that Marvin Gaye recorded some of his earliest work. He and Anna Gordy Gaye were married about a decade before he wed his second wife, Janis Gaye, in 1977. The singer and his second wife met while he was still married to Gordy Gaye.
Marvin Gaye was killed by his father in 1984.