The late Michael Jackson world premier of new single 2014

Dependence and abuse of the drug propofol lead to the tragic death of one of the greatest recording artists and performers of all time-Michael Jackson. Last night in America-the world premiere of the first single off the forthcoming second posthumous compilation album of previously unreleased tracks. R.I.P. to the beautiful, sad and tragic MJ

Addiction & Music. 30th Anniversary of the death of soul super star Marvin Gaye.

This month is the 30th anniversary of the death of Marvin Gaye, an American musician who gained worldwide fame for his work with Motown Records. He was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gay, Sr. on April 1, 1984 at their house.

Jeanne Gaye, Marvins sister stated that between the ages of 7 well into his teenage years, young Marvin’s home life “consisted of a series of brutal whippings” from his father. The beatings deeply affected Marvin to the point that whenever he needed to express his need for attention, he would do it through antagonism and projections of violence.

Marvin had been a long term heavy marijuana user and by the late 1970s he had developed a serious dependence and addiction to cocaine.

Marvin’s abuse from his father as a child and his associated addictions led to an argument that tragically ended his life.