Janis Hunter Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s second wife died at the age of 66 at her home in Rhode Island. Her death news was confirmed by her daughter Nona. Janis at the time of her death was surrounded by her daughter Nona, son Frankie, sister Shawnn, brother Mark and Grandson Nolan. Nona in her statement to the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday wrote-
“From the time she met my father, she was exposed to the way he saw this world was aching, and she did her best to preserve his legacy as he was taken from us far too early,”
She further continued-“She took every moment to speak about every word and every note of his music, and she wanted to make sure everyone knew the man she fell in love with,” the 48-year-old continued.
“I will never get to see her again in this life but know she’s in heaven with my father and a spokesperson for us in spirit.”
However, Nona did not reveal any reason for her death nor any of her family members talked about the cause of her death. We will update you whenever we get sufficient details of her death cause.
Who is Janis Hunter Gaye? The Untold Facts About the Lady
Janis Hunter, original name Janis Elizabeth Hunter, the Ex-wife of the late Marvin Gaye was born on January 5, 1956, in Los Angeles, California. Janis by profession was a singer and actress famously known as the romantic partner of legendary singer Marvin Gaye. Janis’s famous songs include ” The Flat Foot Floogie” and “Potato Chips”. She was the only background singer to lend her voice to the hit track of Marvin’s ” Got To Give It Up”.
Everything About Janis And Marvin’s Marriage And Divorce
Janis and Marvin first met during a recording session in 1973. According to the Hollywood reporter, her mother Barbara was friends with Gaye’s producer, Ed Townsend, who apparently brought Janis to the studio to watch Gaye’s record. Soon after that, they began to date each other, despite their seventeen years age difference. They tied the knot in 1977, the same year Marvin divorced his first wife, Anna Gordy. The couple was so much in love and Marvin also dedicated a hit song ” Jan” from the album ” I Want You”. The pair welcomed two children a daughter Nona and a son Frankie.
Their marriage lasted for about two years and Janis after a disastrous reconciliation meeting divorced Marvin. After three years Marvin was killed by his own father following a heated argument. Janis after her divorce also still in contact with Marvin until his death.
In the year 2013, Janis wrote a book ” After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye”. The book recalled her first meeting with Marvin and their relationship.
Net Worth of Janis Hunter
Janis Hunter has left behind a worth of $ 1.4 million for her family. Her net worth is brought from her career as a singer and actress.