Motown "Trailblazer" Mary Wilson of the Supremes Has Died at Age 76

Sad news today as Motown legendary singer and founding member of "The Supremes", Mary Wilson has died in her Nevada home according to her publicist.



Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown record label, said in a statement: “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. After an unprecedented string of No. 1 hits, television and nightclub bookings, they opened doors for themselves, the other Motown acts, and many, many others. She was a trailblazer, a diva and will be deeply missed."

The Supremes' most successful years were the mid-1960s. Widely acclaimed as the ultimate Motown girl group, and the only one to compete with the Beatles in the American charts with hits like: "Stop! In The Name of Love", "Back In My Arms Again", "I Hear A Symphony" (all 1965) and "You Can’t Hurry Love" and "You Keep Me Hangin’ On" (both 1966).

There is no cause of death at the moment. Wilson was 76 years young.

Rest in peace!!