Mary Wilson, Founding Member Of The Supremes, Dies At 76

Helen Dunmore
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Mary Wilson, Founding Member Of The Supremes, Dies At 76

Las Vegas: The longest-reigning original Supreme, Mary Wilson, died in her 76th year.

Wilson died at her home in Las Vegas on Monday night, and the cause was not immediately clear, publicist Jay Schwartz said.

Height, Age, and Weight

Formed on Mar. 6, 1944, as of today’s date, Jan. 25, 2021, Mary Wilson was 76 years old. Her height was 1.65 m long, and she was 60 kg tall.

Personal Life

After a strong start to her career as a member of The Supremes, Wilson married Pedro Ferrer. She got married in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 11, 1974. Three children were born to her: Turkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr., and Rafael and Ferrer. In 1981, Wilson and Ferrer legally broke apart. Wilson is also her cousin’s adoptive mother, Willie. She currently has ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, as she announced this in an episode of the Dancing with the Stars show in September 2019 in season 28.

Mary Wilson Net Worth: Mary Wilson Net Worth:

8-million dollars

Mary Wilson, Founding Member Of The Supremes, Dies At 76
Mary Wilson, Founding Member Of The Supremes, Dies At 76

Mary Wilson’s net worth: Mary Wilson was an American artist who, at the time of her death in 2021, had a net worth of $8 million. As a founding member of The Supremes, Mary Wilson is best remembered. The group would become one of all time’s best-selling girl groups, wracking up a dozen #1 singles.

By 1961, Motown Records had signed the female act, changing their name to The Supremes. One of the most popular vocal groups in music history will continue to be the newly-named party. The Supremes recorded 33 top 40 hits and 12 #1 singles on the Billboard charts over the lifetime of 18 years. The group is best known for the singles “Baby Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love” “Stop! In the Name of Love.”

The name of the group was changed to ‘Diana Ross and the Supremes’ in 1967. In 1970, Ross departed the party.

Dies At 76

“I just woke up to this news,” Ross tweeted to Wilson’s family on Tuesday, offering her condolences. “I am reminded that each day is a gift,” she said, writing, “I have so many wonderful memories of our time together.”

‘I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of Mary Wilson of the Supremes’ passing, a big member of the Motown family,’ said Motown founder Berry Gordy in a tweet. “The Supremes have always been known as the ‘Motown sweethearts.’

“In the early 1960s, Mary came to Motown, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard. “They opened doors for themselves, the other Motown acts, and many, many others, after an unparalleled series of number one singles, television and nightclub bookings,” Gordy said. “I was always proud of Mary. In her own right, she was quite a celebrity and continued to work tirelessly through the years to raise the Supremes’ legacy. For me, Mary Wilson was extremely rare. She was a visionary, a diva, and she’s going to be sadly missed.

As a child, Wilson lived in a housing project in Detroit, and when she became a member of The Supremes as a teenager, she became a star at a young age.

The band became one of the 1960s’ most successful Motown groups and scored a dozen No.1 singles. On Jan. 21 – the day they were signed by Motown Records – they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

In 1986, with her memoir, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, Wilson also published a New York Times best-seller. In 2019, she created a coffee table book called Supreme Glamour, full of intimate stories and hundreds of fashion images.

She appeared on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ at 75.

Wilson was planning on new projects for 2021, including an album on her YouTube channel that she recently teased.

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