Every decade brings with it a host of new scandals. The ‘80s were full of them; however, without the Internet to help us document said scandals, many of them have been totally forgotten. These 7 were some of the biggest, but most people don’t remember them.
7. Marvin Gay is Murdered
In 1984, legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his own father, Marvin P. Gaye Sr., when he intervened during an argument between his parents over a misplaced insurance policy letter. He was living with them at the time and the two men had reportedly had a rather troubled relationship, with Gaye believing that his father had never been proud his success. Gaye Sr. pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to five years of probation.
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