In 1982, Marvin Gaye released his 17th and final studio album called Midnight Love. The album became his most successful album of his career due to the tremendous success of the first single Sexual Healing, which peaked at number three on the Hot 100 charts, and hit number one on the R&B charts. In 2021, Rolling Stone ranked Sexual Healing as number 198 on it’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Sadly, Gaye was killed two years later by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr. when he intervened in a fight between his parents on April 1, 1984. Gaye’s father shot him twice, once in the chest, and once in his shoulder. Marvin Gaye was only 44 years old.
Enjoy this look back at Marvin Gaye’s music video for his hit song Sexual Healing from 1982!