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Founder of The Supremes, Mary Wilson, Has passed Away At The Age Of 76.

Founder of The Supremes, Mary Wilson, has passed away at the age of 76. The singer was at her home in Henderson, Nevada, according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz.

“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supreme,” said Berry Gordy in a statement Monday night. 

Top Motown soul pop group Diana Ross and the Supremes, left to right, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and Cindy Birdsong, 1968. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)



The trailblazing group had a dozen No. 1 singles on the pop charts in the 1960s and was a key to the success of Motown Records.

Written by Tiara Monroe

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