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Final 24 – Marvin Gaye
This compelling documentary unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic death of the famed notorious and the iconic. Part of a series, every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person’s life. By weaving the star’s back-story with events from their last day, it attempts to uncover the mystery of how each celebrity met their untimely end.
April 1st 1984: Soul superstar Marvin Gaye is depressed and paranoid. He’s abandoned his latest tour and is holed up at his parents’ house in Los Angeles, California. His excessive drug use escalates and with it, the tension in the home. Within 24 hours, his lifelong power struggle with his father will explode in a violent climax as Marvin will succeed in provoking his father into shooting him twice. We delve into the Prince of Motown’s violent childhood to uncover the root of Marvin’s strained relationship with his strict father and to understand his struggle with drugs.