Anita Pointer, one of the members of the famous musical band Pointer Sisters, passed away last New Year’s Eve at the age of 74. The artist’s family, who had been fighting cancer for a long time, issued a statement on Monday to publicize the sad news, adding that the interpreter died “peacefully” and surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In the note shared by her family, they are pleased that Anita was finally able to reunite with her daughter Jada, who died two decades earlier from cancer and when she was only 37 years old, as well as her sisters June and Bonnie, also members of the mythical musical group After a “heroic” battle against the disease, as defined by her closest circle, the singer finally enjoys a well-deserved rest.

“Although we are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, we are comforted to know that she is now with her daughter and her sisters. She was the one who kept us together and always close to each other. The love she felt for her family will always live between us Heaven will be a much more beautiful and loving place with Anita there,” the family expressed with emotion.

Both Anita and her sister Ruth joined the Pointer Sisters after the fact, since the formation began as a duo with the ill-fated June and Bonnie in the late 1960s. In 1973, the four sisters released their first album and, two years later , won their first Grammy Award for the song “Fairytale,” written by Anita and Bonnie, in the category of best country vocal performance.

After Bonnie’s departure in 1978, the already trio began to accumulate critical and sales successes such as ‘Top Fire’, ‘Slow Hand’, ‘I’m So Excited’ and ‘Jump (For My Love)’, already framed in a much more danceable style and associated with disco music. With Anita’s death in these early days of 2023, Ruth becomes the only living member of the iconic band. June passed away in 2006 due to cancer and Bonnie died in June 2020 as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest.

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