February 09, 2021
In honor of Mary Wilson, co-founder of the supreme, television personality Al Roker has penned a touching tribute describing the late singer as one who sang like an angel.
"Today" co-host Al Roker has penned a touching tribute to Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of popular '60s girl group The Supremes, who recently passed away.
Taking to Instagram, Roker shared a post featuring two photos of Wilson. While one was a throwback black and white picture of the vocalist, the second slide was a more recent snapshot.
In the first photo, a younger Wilson rocked a head full of long curly hair while sporting a straight face. She accessorized with some jewelry accentuating her youthful beauty.
The second slide saw the singer donning a blue top, a two-layered necklace, and a subtly glammed up face. Flashing a charming smile, Wilson posed for the gorgeous photo.
While both snapshots highlighted Wilson's timeless beauty, Roker was more interested in her works in the music industry. The television personality warmly wrote:
"A woman who sang like an angel is now among them...Your voice, your spirit will be missed but not forgotten."
Several of Roker's fans and followers who were moved by the touching tribute took to the comments section to share their thoughts about Wilson's sudden death.
One user commented that she would always love Wilson's songs, while another described the late singer as a beautiful lady with a more beautiful voice.
Wilson is survived by her daughter Turkessa and son Pedro.
Wilson passed away on Monday, February 7, at her Las Vegas home. She was aged 76. The sad news was shared by her friend and publicist Jay Schwartz.
Wilson is best known as co-founder of The Supremes, a girl band comprising of three powerful vocalists, Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Wilson herself.
Throughout the different phases experienced by the group, Wilson remained constant, giving her best and registering herself as The Supreme's continuous driving force.
Wilson is survived by her daughter Turkessa and son Pedro, both of whom she welcomed from her previous marriage to popular businessman Pedro Ferrer. The late singer is also survived by her siblings and several grandchildren.
Following the news of her sudden death, tributes have poured in from several Hollywood stars who will forever remember Wilson's angelic voice and, most of all, her legacy.