Founding member of the acclaimed music group, The Supremes, Mary Wilson, is dead.
The legendary singer, who is best known for co-founding the group at the age of 15 along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard in Detroit, died at the age of 76 at her home in Las Vegas on Monday.
The cause of her death has not yet been announced.
Her longtime journalist Jay Schwartz confirmed her death to Fox News and revealed that Wilson’s funeral service would be held privately in accordance with current health and safety guidelines.
Schwartz also said a public monument would be scheduled later in the year.
Obeying the Wilson statement Monday night, Motown founder Berry Gordy said:
“I was shocked and homesick to hear that a great member of the Motown family, Mary Williamson of the Supremes, has passed away.
The Supremes have always been referred to as Motown lovers. Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s.
“Mary Williamson was very special to me. She was a trailblazer, diva and will be greatly missed. ”
Wilson married Pedro Ferrer in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 11, 1974.
Their union produced three children: Rafael, Turkessa and Pedro Antonio Jr.