Anita Pointer has passed away. The singer for the Pointer Sisters in the 1970s and 1980s died on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. She was 74 years old.
Roger Neal, who worked for Anita, said that she died with her family by her side. Her other sister, June, died in 2006, and her sister Bonnie, who helped start the band with her in the late 1960s, died in 2020.
In an emotional statement, her family said, “We are very saddened by Anita’s death, but we are comforted by the fact that she is now with her daughter Jada and her sisters June and Bonnie and at peace.”
Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters has passed at the age of 74. https://t.co/QwP03EaLGA pic.twitter.com/V7VOIFWkgu
— The Pointer Sisters (@PointerOfficial) January 1, 2023
Since Anita is “there,” they said, heaven is now a “lovely, beautiful place.” Their 1973 song “Jada” was about Anita’s daughter Jada. Jada died in 2003 from pancreatic cancer. After Jada died, Anita raised Roxie, her only grandchild.
Anita Pointer Cause of Death
Sky News says that cancer was the cause of Anita Pointer’s death. After the statement was made public, her family asked people to give them some privacy during this hard time.
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What were the Pointer Sisters?
Bonnie and June Pointer formed The Pointer Sisters as a duo in 1969. Anita Pointer joined the group forma at a later time. Before sister Ruth turned the group into a quartet in 1972, just as they were reaching their commercial peak, they were a trio.
People say that the talented sisters learned to sing at the church in Oakland, California, where their father was the pastor. “Sure We Can,” their first hit, was on their first album, which came out in 1973.
I’m heartbroken to hear that Anita Pointer passed away 😔 She passed away yesterday at 74 after losing a battle with cancer 💔
I always played too many times by her and Earl Thomas Conley but she had so many hits I love#RIP #anitapointer #70s #80s #music pic.twitter.com/LHZaxnAHji
— The Jeremy Lee Show (@JeremyLeeTweets) January 1, 2023
“Fire,” which came out in 1978, “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand,” “Neutron Dance,” and “Automatic and Jump,” all of which came out in 1983, and “I’m So Excited,” which came out in 1982, were also hits. During their career, the Pointer Sisters won three Grammy Awards.
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