Grammy-winner Anita Pointer The Pointer Sisters Her publicist confirmed that she died from cancer on Saturday. She was 74 years old.
Anita’s publicist Roger Neal said in a statement she was surrounded by family at the time of her passing.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, we are comforted in knowing she is now with her daughter Jada and her sisters June & Bonnie and at peace. She was the one that kept all of us close and together for so long,” In the statement, Ruth McKain Pointer, her brother Aaron and Fritz, and Roxie McKain pointer, her granddaughter, were mentioned.
Anita was the second-oldest of the four sisters who started the group in 1969 as a duo. Anita joined the group and made it a trio. quit her job You can also join as a secretary. The Pointer Sisters remained a quartet for many years.
The Pointer Sisters’ debut album, entitled “The Pointer Sisters”, was released in 1973. It featured their breakthrough song. “Yes We Can Can.” It reached No. The song reached No. 11 in the charts. the Billboard charts.
The group released many other hit songs, including “I’m So Excited,” “Slow Hand,” “Jump (For My Love).” This remixed version is “I’m So Excited“ moved to No. With 3 and 4 on the pop charts, respectively in 1984 and 1985 “Neutron Dance” Also reached No. The pop charts ranked No. 3.
In 1994, the group received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and also won three awards. Grammy Awards.
Anita’s only child, Jada was killed in a car accident in 2003. Bonnie, a fellow group member, died in 2020, at the age of 69. Bonnie was one of the original members, but she left in 1970s to pursue a solo career. In 2006, their youngest sister, June, died. from cancer.
Fritz and Aaron are the two brothers who survived the Pointer Sisters.
This report was contributed by Reuters and the Associated Press.
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