Marvin Gaye is getting his own postage stamp. The late R&B singer will be commemorated on a stamp from the US Postal Service, which will debut at an event in Los Angeles on April 2nd, which would have been the singer’s 80th birthday.
“Gaye's presence and unique sound will live on forever through his music and now through the mail," the postal service said.
The stamp is set to feature a portrait of the singer, who died in 1984, with the picture mimicking vintage vinyl cover art. Gaye’s stamp will be part of the postal service’s “Music Icon” series, which also includes stamps of Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Sarah Vaughan.