We Mourn An Icon! Mary Wilson, Founding Member of The Supremes, Dead at Age 76

We’ve gained another icon as an ancestor.

Mary Wilson, a founding member of The Supremes, has died at age 76.

 

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Wilson’s career began in Detroit in 1959 singing for The Primettes who would later become The Supremes.

She made up the first arrangement of the legendary Motown group, alongside Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, and appeared on 12 of The Supremes’ number one pop hits from 1964 to 1969.

Their hits included “Baby Love”, “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” and “Come See About Me.”

According to her publicist Jay Schwartz, Wilson died at her home in Las Vegas and that she “passed away suddenly.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the loved ones of Mary Wilson, may she rest in peace.

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