Mary Wilson, founding member of Motown Legends the Supremes, has passed away at the age of 76.
Her friend and publicist Jay Schwartz confirmed that Wilson died suddenly at her home in Henderson, Nevada. He did not reveal the cause of death.
The Motown Foundation described Berry Jordi Wilson as a lead singer after she signed to the record label in 1961 and remained with the original Supremes lineup until their final performance in 1970. At that time, they had 12 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including Children love And the Stop! In the name of love.
“I have been deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Mary Wilson, a key member of the Motown family,” Jordi said in a statement.
“Supremes has always been known as“ Motown Lovers. ”Mary came with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard to Motown in the early 1960s. After an unprecedented series of first hit songs, TV bookings and nightclubs, they opened doors for themselves, other Motown businesses, and many, many more acts The other … I’ve always been proud of Mary.
“She was a star in her own right and over the years she continued to work hard to further the Supremes legacy. Mary Wilson was very special to me. She was a pioneer and a singer and we will miss her very much.”
Besides her musical achievements, Wilson has been working on screen. She has starred in the 2019 edition of Dancing With The Stars, While Wilson also appeared in the soccer movie Golden shoes And in the sixties of the last century for NBC Tarzan TV series.