After Fatty Arbuckle was accused of raping and killing the young actress Virginia Rappe (he was innocent), his career was ruined. He attempted to make films under the alias "Will B. Goode", but everyone knew it was him and the films flopped.
In 1984, in a house filled with guns, booze, and blow, the Grammy-winning singer and his father had their final skirmish, this time over misplaced business papers. After Gaye knocked his father to the floor, 70-year-old Marvin Sr. got up, retrieved the pistol his son had given him for Christmas, and shot him twice at point blank range, killing him instantly. In a jailhouse interview, Gay Sr. was asked if he loved his son. He responded, “Let’s say that I didn’t dislike him.”