American actress and singer, Marva Hicks well-known for her work on the television series “Star Trek: Voyager” and the motion pictures “The Lion King” and“Motown: The Musical8”.

Picture of Late American actress and singer, Marva Hicks
Caption: Picture of Late American actress and singer, Marva Hicks (Photo: Twitter)

Marva Hicks' Parents

On May 5, 1956, Marva Hicks was born in Petersburg, Virginia, U.S. Her birth name Marva Denise Hicks.

Hicks had American nationality and belonged to the Black ethnicity. Well, she has completed her studied at Howard University.

About Marva Hicks Career

She had her biggest chart success with the song "Never Been in Love Before," written and produced by Jimmy Scott, in the 1980s. Initially, she had started out as a gospel singer. Two singles released after the album's peak at number seven on the R&B charts in 1991. On July 16, 1996, Hicks supported Michael Jackson for a free performance at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Picture of Marva Hicks performing along with Michael Jackson
Caption: Picture of Marva Hicks performing along with Michael Jackson (Photo: Cloud)

The Brunei Royal Family attended the concert to celebrate the 50th birthday of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. Hicks performed the female verse of the duet "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" with Jackson as part of the setlist. Likewise, Marva performed as a background singer during Michael Jackson's HIStory World Tour. Also, she performed as Rafiki in The Lion King, as an understudy for the leading actress.

Marva Hicks posing for the picture
Caption: Marva Hicks posing for the picture (Photo: yahoo)

She also performed in Lena Horne, The Lady, and Her Music and Motown: The Musical on Broadway. She three times took home the Helen Hayes Award for her theater performances. In two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, she portrayed T'Pel, Tuvok's wife, on television. She has had a number of other recurring roles in other shows. In the Babylon 5 episode "And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place," she performed the gospel song "There's No Hiding Place Down Here." Hicks performed as a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 2013 album Mosquito's opening track, "Sacrilege."

Marva Hicks' Net Worth

As per reports, Marva Hicks had an estimated net worth of $3 Million at the time of her death. She had worked as an American actress and singer, as a result, earned a handsome sum of money. 

When Hicks was alive, she lived a comfortable life. During her working period, Marva earned more than the average salary for her work. 

About Marva Hicks' Married Life; Her Husband

Marva Hicks had lived a blissful married life with her husband Akwasi Taha. However, they haven't mentioned when and how their love started. Also, details about Marva and Akwasi's wedding date and venue kept private. As per reports, they got married in a small wedding ceremony among their friends and family. 

Marva Hicks with her husband Akwasi Taha
Caption: Marva Hicks with her husband Akwasi Taha (Photo:  Instagram)

Also, it's hard to determine, whether Hicks has kids or not out of her married life. The married couple hasn't shared details regarding their personal life. Therefore, it's hard to find information about their kids. But they lived had lived a blissful married life without any rumors or controversy regarding their personal life. 

Marva Hicks' Cause of Death

On September 16, 2022, Marva Hicks passed away in New York City, the U.S. At the age of 66, she died. However, Hicks' cause of death hasn't yet been made public. Well, her husband Taha said; 

“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our dear Marva Hicks Taha. Our beloved wife, family member, and a friend will be greatly missed and remain marvelous in our hearts forever.” 
Picture of Marva Hicks
Caption: Picture of Marva Hicks (Photo: lavenir)

Then he added,

“The love she had for her husband, family, friends, and entertainment community knew no bounds. We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.” 


Marva Hicks' Height

Marva Hicks had a height of approx 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters. While she weighed around 60kg or 132 pounds. Well, Hicks had brown eyes with black hair.