Diana Ross, Berry Gordy & More Pay Tribute To Mary Wilson

By Peyton Blakemore

February 9, 2021

The music community is mourning the loss of Mary Wilson.

Following news of The Supremes star's passing on Monday (February 8), those closest to the late legend paid tribute to her on social media.

Diana Ross, who co-founded the Supremes with Mary when they were in their early teens, remembered her longtime friend and bandmate on Twitter, writing, "I just woke up to this news , my condolences to you Mary's family ,I am reminded that each day is a gift ,I have so many wonderful memories of our time together.

"'The Supremes' will live on in our hearts 💕," Diana added in her tribute to Mary, who died of undisclosed causes at her home in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 76.

Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, who signed the history-making Supremes, also shared a heartfelt tribute to Mary late Monday night. “I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supreme,” he in a statement. "The Supremes were always known as the 'sweethearts of Motown.' Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960’s. After an unprecedented string of number one hits, television and nightclub bookings, they opened doors for themselves, the other Motown acts, and many, many others."

"I was always proud of Mary. She was quite a star in her own right and over the years continued to work hard to boost the legacy of the Supremes," Berry's statement continued. "Mary Wilson was extremely special to me. She was a trailblazer, a diva and will be deeply missed."

See more tributes to the late Mary Wilson below.

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