Mary Wilson dies: Supreme singer 76 years old dies

Mary Wilson died at the age of 76 and has been confirmed.

The singer who co-founded The Supremes with Diana Ross when she was 15 years old remained a member of the group until disbanded in 1977.

Her sad death was confirmed by her publicist Jay Schwartz, but her autograph has not yet been announced.

The Supremes are best known for their UK No. 1 hits, Baby Love and You Can’t Hurry Love, and also ranked #3 in the UK.

Mary Wilson died at the age of 76 and has been confirmed.

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She was the original member of the group along with Diana (age 76), Florence Ballard, who died at age 32 in 1976, and Barbara Martin, who died at age 76 in March 2020.

Barbara left the group before gaining fame and continued to leave the group as a trio.

Mary was the original member of The Supremes along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.
Mary was the original member of The Supremes along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.

Heartbreaking Mary announced that she was working on a new solo material just two days before her death was confirmed.

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy said in a statement: “I was very shocked and sad to hear of the death of Mary Wilson of the Supremes, a major member of the Motown family.

“Supremes has always been known as’Motown Lovers’. Mary came to Motown in the early 1960s with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.

Two days before Mary announced she was working on a new solo music.
Two days before Mary announced that she was working on new solo music.

“After the unprecedented No. 1 hit in a row, TV and nightclub reservations, they opened the door for themselves and for other Motown performances and many others.

“I’ve always been proud of Mary. She has been a pretty star in itself and has continued to work hard to enhance Supreme’s legacy over the years.

“Mary Wilson was very special to me. She was a pioneer and diva, and I will miss it very much.”

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