Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, dies at 76
AmNews Staff Reports | 2/9/2021, 6:06 a.m.
Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes, died in her Nevada home. She was 76.
Originally called, the Primettes, Wilson founded the Supremes in 1959 alongside Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.
The Supremes had a string of hit songs including “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “Come See About Me.” They played a key role in defining the Motown sound.
Wilson was also an author and served as a U.S. cultural ambassador for the State Department.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy said in a statement, “Mary Wilson was extremely special to me. She was a trailblazer, a diva and will be deeply missed.”
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