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Early in her career, Terrell was involved with several men both inside and outside of the music business.
The couple fought publicly many times after her discovery.
His vocal range is legendary, as is his appeal to the fairer sex. Gaye battled drug addiction and faced tax problems which led him to flee the United States for a period.
Most people also know that he was shot and killed by his own father on April 1, 1984, just one day shy of his 45th birthday.
Less is remembered about Tammi Terrell, as she still rests largely in Marvin’s shadow.
Almost without exception when one hears her name, it is being mentioned in the same sentence with Marvin Gaye. Ludie Montgomery, Terrell’s sister, wrote in her memoirs that Terrell was the victim of sexual molestation by three boys after leaving a neighborhood party at the tender age of eleven. All three boys were arrested and convicted of rape for the incident.
He was also allegedly abused by his father in his childhood, and stated that he would have ended his own life had his mother not encouraged his singing, in which he found an outlet.