Anita Pointer, singer of the legendary band Pointer Sisters, has died

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The Grammy Award winner has passed away at the age of 74 singerAnita Pointer, after a battle with cancer, as announced by her agent.

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“I am saddened to announce that my client and Grammy Award winner, Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, has passed away after a heroic battle with cancer.”Roger Neal wrote on Instagram.

“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, we are comforted to know that she is now in peace with her daughter Jayda and her sisters June & Bonnie. Heaven is more beautiful with Anita there”her family said in a statement.

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As one of the founding members of the R&B group The Pointer Sisters, Anita Pointer rose to global fame with hits such as ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Jump’ and ‘Fire’.

The group from Oakland, California–three sisters Anita, June and Ruth–released their first album in 1973 and later won three Grammy Awards.

Source: News Beast

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