Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies at 74


Anita Pointer (1948-2022), one of the sisters of the well-known band The Pointer Sisters, has died. The singer died at the age of 74, the group’s website confirms. Her spokesman Roger Neal said: “She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.” Neal told industry magazine The Hollywood Reporter that she had been battling cancer before her death.

“Your love for our family will live on in each of us”

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, but we are comforted to know that she is now at peace with her daughter Jada and her sisters June and Bonnie,” her sister Ruth, brothers Fritz and Aaron said in a statement and her granddaughter Roxie. Anita held everyone together and “her love for our family will live on in each of us”.

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Anita Pointer’s daughter Jada died in 2003, she inspired the Pointer Sisters song “Jada”. Anita first sang alongside her sisters Bonnie (1950-2020) and June (1953-2006), later Ruth Pointer (76) joined. The group’s best-known songs include the hits “I’m So Excited” from 1982 and “Jump (For My Love)”, which was released a year later.

Anita Pointer was born in January 1948 as the fourth of six children of the preacher Elton Pointer and his wife Sarah. As a child, she sang with her siblings in her father’s church. The Pointer Sisters have won multiple Grammys, including for the songs “Automatic” and “Jump (For My Love)”. In 1994 they were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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