(Las Vegas) Mary Wilson, a founding member of American musical group The Supremes, died Monday night at her Las Vegas residence at the age of 76.
His spokesperson, Jay Schwartz, said the cause of death was not yet known.
The first great success of the Supremes, Where Did Our Love Go, was released in Detroit by the Motown record company in June 1964. Mary Wilson was then part of the trio with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard.
In 1967, Florence Ballard was replaced by Cindy Birdsong while Diana Ross left the group in 1970.
Mary Wilson remained among the Supremes until her disbandment by the Motown House in 1977.
The Supremes recorded several other successes, including You Can’t Hurry Love, Come See About Me, Up the Ladder to the Roof, Baby love and Stop! In the Name of Love.
Motown founder Berry Gordy said in a statement he was extremely saddened by the death of Mary Wilson. He recalled that the Supremes have always been considered Motown’s beloved.