Marvin Gaye: The Final 24 – Watch Full Documentary

Marvin Gaye: The Final 24 (Full Documentary) The Story of His Final 24 Hours

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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. Final 24 delves 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.

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Directed by Mike Parkinson
Dave McRae

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Stay away from toxic people, whether you are related to them or not. Don’t stay close to abusive family just because they’re family. It can get you killed.

His father destroyed him and got away with his murder. The mother never protected her kids from him, which is sad an unfortunate. With all that said, Marvin was a musical genius and no one can take that from him 💛

Congratulations Marvin!!! The “What’s Going On” album is number one on the Billboard greatest 500 albums of all time ❤️❤️❤️

It sounds like his dad had a lot going on: born in the south in 1914, the oldest of 13 children, abused by his father, religious extremism, crossdressing, resentful of son’s success and wife’s favoritism, etc. And it seems he passed a lot of his mental issues and confusion onto his son.

Marvin is a legend , his smile, charisma ,& natural talent will live on forever .his father was envious ,insecure ,and deranged … what a shame .

Marvin wasn’t paranoid… The negative hateful envious energy his father projected is what he kept feeling around him. He knew but couldn’t put his finger on it.

The fact that he could have been saved is truly devastating.

Is it just me or does it seem like every great memorable artist has a tragic back story. Tragedy seems to be the fire that forges greatness.