Co-founder of Grammy award-winning group, Pointer Sisters, Anita Pointer has passed away at the age of 74.
The singer passed away on Saturday, but there was no word on what caused her passing. She was most recognized for her work on the classics I’m So Excited and Jump (For My Love).
In a statement on New Year’s Day, her sister Ruth, brothers Aaron and Fritz, as well as her granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer, who was her closest living relative, verified the news.
“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 and 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.”
This comes two years after her sister and co-founder Bonnie died in 2020 at the age of 69.
Anita joined The Pointer Sisters in the beginning but was forced to leave the R&B band in 2015 owing to unidentified health difficulties.
The band, which gained popularity in the 1970s, was made up of Bonnie, Anita, June, and Ruth.