Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes has died at he age of 76. According to her publicist Jay Schwartz she died suddenly at her home in Las Vegas on February 8th.

In a statement, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. said that he was “extremely shocked and saddened” to hear of Wilson’s death.

“The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown’,” he continued in tribute. “Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. After an unprecedented string of No. 1 hits, television and nightclub bookings, they opened doors for themselves, the other Motown acts, and many, many others.”

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