Following the news of legend and original Supremes member Mary Wilson’s death, many celebrities took to social media to express an outpouring of love and admiration for the R&B/Soul vocalist.
Stars including Ledisi, Questlove, Billy Porter, and more expressed condolences over the heartbreaking news that was confirmed by Wilson’s publicist early Tuesday morning:
Wilson’s longtime publicist, Jay Schwartz, confirmed the 76-year-old died suddenly at her home in Henderson Nevada. Because of COVID, a private service will be held, with plans for a public memorial for later this year.
In addition to being a part of the best-charting female group in U.S. history, Wilson went on to become a New York Times bestselling author in 1986 with the debut of her autobiography, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme.
She was also heavily involved with charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, UNICEF, and NAACP. Wilson found acclaimed success as a concert singer and, along with her bandmates Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.