Mary Wilson, soul icon and co-founder of the Supremes, dies

Mary Wilson, one of the founders of the mythical trio The Supremes, has died at the age of 76 at his home in Las Vegas, as announced by his representative Jay Schwartz, while communicating that the causes of death are still unknown.

The singer was part of The Supremes, one of Motown's star groups, from its founding until its dissolution in 1976, being the longest-serving artist in the trio she originally shared with Florence Ballard and Diana Ross.

The Detroit group achieved 12 'number one' in the United States and became pioneers of a style that broke the barriers of that time, both musical and social and racial.

After leaving the group, the singer continued with her solo career at Motown and in 1987 she participated in the book "Dreamgirl, My Life as a Supreme", in which she spoke of abuses she had suffered during the company's most successful time.

Just two days ago the soul singer posted a video on her YouTube channel announcing a new album.


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