"Janis Hunter: Gaye's Second Wife Was a Long Time Trumpet Player"

She served as an inspiration for his songs.

She passed away on Saturday of an unspecified cause at home.

Her family made the news public.

Hunter Gaye met the singer during a 1973 recording session.

Gaye was married to Anna Gordy, the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

The couple married from 1977 to 1981.

He lived another three years after being shot by his father in Los Angeles.

Gaye Hunter was the daughter of legendary songwriter Slim Gaillard.

A public event in honor of a famous celebrity is planned.