Pedro Ferrer Bio, Wiki
Pedro Ferrer is the ex-husband of Mary Wilson, an American singer and concert performer best known as a founding member of the Supremes, the most successful Motown act of the 1960s and the best-charting female group in U.S. history, as well as one of the all-time best-selling girl groups in the world.
Pedro Ferrer & Mary Wilson
Wilson married Pedro Ferrer in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 11, 1974. Their union produced three children: Turkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr., and Rafael. Wilson and Ferrer divorced in 1981. Wilson is also an adoptive mother to her cousin, Willie.
In January 1994, Wilson and her 14-year-old son Rafael were involved in an accident on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas when their Jeep Cherokee veered off the highway and overturned. Wilson sustained moderate injuries; Rafael’s injuries were fatal.
During the 2nd episode of season 28 of Dancing with the Stars in 2019, Mary revealed she had 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
In 2001, Wilson received an associate degree from New York University. Wilson has received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.
In 2020, Wilson received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association.
Mary Wilson Death & Cause
Wilson died on February 8, 2021, in Las Vegas at the age of 76. Two days before her death, she had announced on YouTube that she was planning to release new solo material with Universal Music Group, and hoped it would come out before March 6, her birthday.
Motown founder Berry Gordy said he was “extremely shocked and saddened” by the news of her death and said Wilson was “quite a star in her own right and over the years continued to work hard to boost the legacy of the Supremes.”
Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes has passed. Thank you for your presence, beautiful voice and vision. 🎼 pic.twitter.com/fYKMKGngXD
— ESHE Magazine ™ (@ESHEmagazine) February 9, 2021