An American singer and a founding member of Supreme, Mary Wilson has died at the age of 76 at her residence on Monday. Her publicist said that Wilson had died suddenly at her home. Mary was living in Henderson, Nevada, USA. The Mary statement confirming her passing did not state a cause of death. Her death news was announced by her publicist on Monday morning. Two days ago, she announced that she is going to release a new solo with Universal Music Group and the music was about to come on her birthday.
Supreme Co-Founder Mary Wilson Passes Away
Wilson, a well-known singer as well as the best selling author, concert performer. She was the most successful Motown actress of the 1960s and was a part of the best-charting female group in USA history. The group released a record-setting twelve numbers of hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
She was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and the eldest of three children including a brother and sister. She was living with her family and then, moved to St. Louis and after some time to Chicago. Wilson met Florence Ballard at an elementary school in Detroit. Both became a friend and started singing in the school’s talent shows. She gave her first performance in Milton Jenkins, who was making a group to his male vocal trio, the Primes.
She became a part of The Primettes with Betty McGlown and Diana Ross. She graduated from Detroit’s Northeastern High School in 1962. But, Wilson gave her all focus in Music Career.
I just woke up to this news , my condolences to you Mary’s family ,I am reminded that each day is a gift ,I have so many wonderful memories of our time together “The Supremes ” will live on ,in our hearts 💕
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) February 9, 2021
Later, Wilson, Ross, and Ballard got huge success as a trio The Supremes. Under the records of Motown, the trio scored 12 no. 1 hit including some songs like “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Baby Love”. Mary Wilson stayed in the group till the originals left her and a new one joined the group.
I really wish you two could’ve settled your differences… Rest in love Ms.Wilson. Thank you for paving the way. Ms. Ross we love you… Bless.
— zig (@LovesSoldier1) February 9, 2021
Berry Gordy said in a statement,” The Supremes were always known as the ‘Sweethearts of Motown’. ” She gave huge hits in Hollywood industries including singles, trio, group, or concert. “Tears of Sorrow”, “I want a Guy”, “Buttered Popcorn”, “My Heart Can’t Take It No More”, “Come See About Me”, Love is Here and Now You’re Gone”, “The Happening” and many more hits was available on sites which were done by Wilson in her time.
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, a funeral of Wilson will happen privately, the statement announced. Her memories will always stay in everyone’s life and she will be remembered by her loved ones. May God Bless Her Soul.