Grammy-winning Singer, Anita Pointer Passes On New Year Eve At 74

Grammy-winning Singer, Anita Pointer Passes On New Year Eve At 74

Anita Pointer, an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the Pointer Sisters, died at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer.

The Grammy-winning singer died on New Year’s Eve at her home in Los Angeles, California, surrounded by her family.

On Sunday, Pointer’s family announced on Instagram that “Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters died after a heroic battle with cancer.”

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“While we are deeply saddened by her death, we are comforted in knowing she is now with her sisters, June & Bonnie and her daughter, Jada. “With Anita there, heaven is a more beautiful, loving place,” it continued.

Anita was a founding member of the R&B group The Pointer Sisters, who had worldwide success with songs like ‘I’m So Excited, Jump, and Fire.’

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The Oakland, California-based group released its first album in 1973, along with sisters Ruth and June, and went on to win three Grammy awards.

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