Grammy Award winner Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters died Saturday of most cancers, her publicist confirmed. She was 74 years previous.
Anita’s publicist Roger Neal mentioned in an announcement that she was surrounded by household when she died.
“We’re deeply saddened by the lack of Anita however comforted to know that she resides peacefully along with her daughter Jada and sisters June and Bonnie. She is the guts of all of us.” His sister Ruth, brothers Aaron and Fritz, and granddaughter Roxy McCain Poynter mentioned in an announcement.
Anita was the second oldest of the 4 sisters who first began the group as a duo in 1969. The group finally grew to become a trio when Anita stop her secretarial job to hitch. , Ruth was nonetheless alive.
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The Pointer Sisters’ self-titled debut album was launched in 1973 and contained the hit “Sure We Can Can”. The music finally made her No. 11 on her Billboard chart.
The group went on to launch different hits like “I am So Excited,” “Gradual Hand,” and “Soar (For My Love).”remix model of “i am so excited“ It reached #3 on the pop charts in 1984 and 1985, and “Neutron Dance” additionally reached #3 on the pop charts.
Pointer sister Bonnie Pointer dies at 69
The group obtained a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame in 1994 and likewise received three Grammy Awards.
Anita’s solely daughter, Jada, handed away in 2003, and sister and group member Bonnie died in 2020 on the age of 69. Her youngest son, June, additionally died of most cancers in 2006.
The Pointer Sisters have two surviving brothers, Fritz and Aaron.
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