Mary Wilson, co-founder of legendary Motown group The Supremes, has died.
Her publicist, Jay Schwartz, said the singer passed away at her home in Henderson, Nevada outside Las Vegas.
Her cause of death is unknown.
Just two days ago, Wilson uploaded a video to YouTube to mark Black History Month and announce that she would soon be releasing new solo material.
The Supremes were the biggest Motown act of the 60s, scoring 12 No. 1 singles in the US. After the group broke up in 1977, Wilson became a New York Times bestselling author in 1986 with the release of her autobiography.
In 2019, Mary was on Dancing With the Stars. The founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, said in a statement:
“Mary Wilson was extremely special to me. She was a trailblazer, a diva, and will be deeply missed.”.
Mary Wilson was 76.
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
(Photos, YouTube; via The Daily Beast)