Singer Anita Pointer of the enduring The Pointer Sisters has tied on the age of 74, based on a rep for the legendary singer. TMZ reported early Sunday, January 1, that Anita, who’s the third unique member of the band to go away, died on Saturday, December 31 after a “considerably prolonged and heroic battle with most cancers.” She reportedly died surrounded by her household at her Beverly Hills residence.
The Each day Beast reported that the household was “deeply saddened” after her demise. “Whereas we’re deeply saddened by the lack of Anita, we’re comforted in realizing she is now along with her daughter Jada and her sisters June & Bonnie and at peace,” they wrote in an announcement given to Reuters. “She was the one which saved all of us shut and collectively for therefore lengthy. Her love of our household will stay on in every of us.”
It was Anita who shared the information with HollywoodLife in 2020 that her sister Bonnie Pointer had died on the age of 69 on June 8, 2020. “It’s with nice disappointment that I’ve to announce to the followers of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,” she stated in an announcement on the time. “Our household is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the whole Pointer household, we ask on your prayers right now.”
She additionally shared how shut they have been. “Bonnie was my finest good friend and we talked on daily basis, we by no means had a combat in our life, I already miss her and I’ll see her once more someday,” she added. June Pointer, the third unique member of the group, died on February 27, 2006, after a battle with most cancers on the age of 52.
Anita was one of many 4 unique members of the band made well-known for electrifyingly energetic hits like “I’m So Excited,” “Soar (For My Love)” and “Neutron Dance” within the 80s. Ruth Pointer was the fourth unique member to make the group a sensation. Different group members embrace Issa Pointer and Sadako Pointer.
Anita was born January 23, 1948, in Oakland, California, the fourth of six musically gifted youngsters born to the reverend Elton Pointer and Sarah Elizabeth of Arkansas. In 1969, she deserted a job as a secretary to kind The Pointer Sisters with Bonnie and June, and the remainder was historical past. Anita famously led their first hit “Sure We Can Can” to quantity 11 on the Billboard Scorching 100 in 1973.
She was the mom of 1 daughter, Jada Rashawn Pointer, who additionally died of most cancers in 2003.
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