May 25, 2024


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Anita Pointer of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters dies at 74

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Anita Pointer of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters dies at 74

Anita Pointer, 1 of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters whose string of pop, state and R&B hits in the 1970s and ’80s integrated I’m So Psyched, Bounce (For My Appreciate) and Fireplace, died of cancer on Saturday at age 74, her publicist stated.

Pointer was surrounded by relatives at her Beverly Hills residence when she died, publicist Roger Neal said.

Anita was the 2nd oldest of four sisters who started undertaking as the duo of June and Bonnie in 1969 and soon became a trio when Anita quit her occupation as a secretary to be a part of the team, in accordance to an formal biography.

The Pointer Sisters later on grew to become a quartet for a although with Ruth, the only one of the authentic singing sisters even now alive, though Bonnie left the group in the late 1970s and they grew to become a trio as soon as all over again. The Pointer sisters also have two surviving brothers, Fritz and Aaron.

Anita was preceded in demise by her daughter Jada, who died in 2003, when Anita took around boosting her granddaughter, Roxie McKain Pointer.

The Pointer Sisters (from left): Ruth, June and Anita in New York in June 1990.

The Pointer Sisters (from remaining): Ruth, June and Anita in New York in June 1990.Credit history:AP

“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 just one that held all of us near and alongside one another for so prolonged. Her love of our family will live on in each and every of us,” the family members said in a statement.

The sisters grew up singing in the church of their father, a preacher in Oakland, California.

Their debut album in 1973 developed their to start with strike single Yes We Can Can.

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