Anna Gordy, Ex-Wife of Marvin Gaye, Dies at 92.

Anna Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife of soul legend Marvin Gaye, has died at the age of 92, reports TMZ.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Gordy Died of Natural Causes

According to TMZ, Gordy died of natural causes at her home. She was discovered there by family members at around 3 a.m.

2. She Wrote a Song on Gaye’s Most Famous Album

Marvin Gaye Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)Arguably the most powerful song Marvin Gaye has ever recorded. He prophesizes his bout with one of the demons that would eventually bring forth his demise. I remember my parents playing his "What's Going On" album when i was young, and his songs have always stuck with me. Just thought I'd share it. Enjoy!2007-04-28T23:38:53.000Z

She married musical icon Marvin Gaye in 1964 and proved to be a huge influence on his career, most famously writing a song, “Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky),” on Gaye’s seminal album What’s Goin’ On.

3. Gaye Wrote One of His ‘Sweetest’ Songs About Her

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Gaye’s song “Pride and Joy” was written about Gordy. Fellow soul legend, Eddie Holland, said on that song, Gaye’s voice was “one of the sweetest and prettiest voices you ever wanted to hear.”

4. They Had One Son

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The couple divorced in 1977 but had one son together, Marvin Gaye III.

5. The Music Biz Was in her Blood

She was also the older sister of soul mogul Berry Gordy.