Mary Wilson, co-founding member of The Supremes, one of the world’s best selling girl groups is dead. Jay Schwartz, Mary’s publicist, said she died suddenly in her home, even though she was fine a few days prior. She was 76.
Mary’s cause of death is hypertensive
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to the Clark County Coroner.
The Supremes were Motown’s most successful act in the ’60s, with 12 #1 singles. They still remain the #1 female recording group of all time. They recorded chart toppers like, “Where Did Our Love Go,” and then “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reflections,” “I Hear a Symphony,” “Love Child,” “Someday We’ll Be Together” and on and on and on.
Mary leaves behind a daughter, Turkessa, and a son, Pedro Antonio, Jr., and many grandchildren.
Former group member, Diana Ross tweeted, “My condolences to you Mary’s family … I have so many wonderful memories of our time together. “The Supremes” will love on, in our hearts.”
May she rest in peace.