Anita Pointer, founding member of R&B group The Pointer Sisters, has died at the age of 74. She and her sisters became world famous with songs like “I’m So Excited” and “Jump (For My Love)”.
She became known with songs like “I’m So Excited” – now Grammy winner Anita Pointer has died at the age of 74. The founding member of the R&B group The Pointer Sisters succumbed to complications from cancer, as Pointer’s spokesman Roger Neal said on Twitter on Saturday. After waging a “heroic battle” against the disease, she died peacefully surrounded by her family.
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Anita Pointer founded the group The Pointer Sisters with her sisters June and Ruth. The group released their first album in 1973 and won a total of three Grammys over the following years.
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Pointer’s family said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, but we are comforted to know that she is now with her daughter Jada and sisters June and Bonnie and is at peace. She was the one who gave us has kept everyone together for so long. Her love for our family will live on in each of us.”
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