Anita Pointer Of The Pointer Sisters Dies At Age 74: Anita Pointer of the Grammy Award-winning Pointer Sisters, who became famous in the 1970s and 1980s with the popular song “I’m So Excited” and other songs, passed away on Saturday from cancer, according to her publicist. She was 74. According to a statement from her publicist, Pointer was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.
The four sisters, who started singing in their father’s Oakland, California, church more than 50 years ago, were led by Pointer, the second oldest of the four. Her sister Ruth, brothers Aaron and Fritz, as well as granddaughter Roxie, survive her.
Jada, Pointer’s sole child, passed away in 2003. Her sister Bonnie, who was also a founding member of the band but quit in the middle of the 1970s to pursue a solo career, passed away in 2020 at the age of 69. June, the eldest sister, passed away in 2006.
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While we are heartbroken by Anita’s passing, we are consoled by the knowledge that she is now at peace with her daughter Jada and her sisters June and Bonnie “the statement from the family said.
“She was the one who, for such a long time, kept us all close and associated. Each of us will carry on her love of our family. Please respect our privacy while we are grieving and losing someone. With Anita there, heaven is a more adoring, lovely place, they continued. According to the statement, Anita joined her sisters Bonnie and June and the Pointer Sisters as a trio in 1969 after quitting her work as a secretary.
They were given a management deal by Bill Graham, and they went on tour with Elvin Bishop. The quartet was formed in 1972 when the eldest sister, Ruth, joined the group. In 1973, The Pointer Sisters released their first album. The lead track, “Yes We Can Can,” was an immediate hit and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard charts.
With their international hit “Fairytale,” from the “That’s a Plenty” album, which Anita co-wrote with Bonita and Elvis Presley later recorded, they were awarded the Grammy a year later, in 1974.
For “Automatic,” a track from their best-selling album “Breakout,” the group went on to win two additional Grammy Awards in 1984. In addition, they were honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. They also gave a performance at the Olympics’ closing ceremony in Atlanta in 1996.
The R&B smash “Fire,” which peaked at No. 12 on the charts, and “Jump (For My Love)” were among their biggest hits. Follow Digitalnewsexpert.com for more updates.