American singer and songwriter, Anita Pointer has passed away at 74 after suffering from an illness.
Anita’s representative told TMZ that her death followed a “rather protracted and valiant struggle with cancer.” She reportedly passed away quietly on Saturday at home, surrounded by her family.
Anita resigned her work as a secretary in the late 1960s and joined up with her sisters Bonnie, June, and Ruth to establish the Pointer Sisters, a group that would go on to become famous.
Through a string of legendary hits, they rose to become one of the most well-known bands of the 1970s.
To name a few songs by Anita;
“I’m So Excited,” “Jump,” “Slow Hand,” “Fire,” “He’s So Shy,” and “Neutron Dance.” If you haven’t heard all these songs, you should take a listen, because they’re awesome.
“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 one that kept all of us close and together for so long. Her love of our family will live on in each of us. Please respect our privacy during this period of grief and loss. Heaven is a more loving beautiful place with Anita there.”