Grammy-winning singer Anita Pointer passed away Saturday at age 74 after battling cancer, her publicist said.
She was a founding member of the R&B group The Pointer Sisters and delighted fans around the world with hits like ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Jump’ and ‘Fire’.
Along with sisters June and Ruth, the group from Oakland, California released their first album in 1973 before winning three Grammy Awards.
“Sad to report that my client Grammy winner Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters passed away after a heroic battle with cancer,” Roger Neal said on Instagram.
She died on New Year’s Eve at her home in Los Angeles, where she was surrounded by family, Neal told CNN.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, we take comfort in knowing that she is now with her daughter, Jada, and sisters June and Bonnie, and at peace,” Pointer’s family said in a statement.
“Heaven is a more loving, beautiful place with Anita there.”
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