Anna Gordy Gaye, the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and former wife of the late Marvin Gaye, with whom she co-wrote songs for his "What's Going On" album, died at her home in Los Angeles early Friday morning. She was 92.
An official family statement said Gordy Gaye was surrounded by her son Marvin Gaye III and other loved ones. "She will be deeply missed," it said. Earlier, a family publicist said Gaye passed away from natural causes.
The songwriter and businesswoman co-founded Anna Records in 1958, a year before her brother established Motown. The imprint scored a hit with Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)" before it was absorbed by Motown a couple years later.