A founding member of the famous R&B group The Pointer Sisters has passed away. Anita Pointer died in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve at 74 years old.
Pointer’s publicist Roger Neal wrote, “Sad to report my client, Grammy Winner Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, has passed away after a heroic battle with cancer.” Neal went on to say that she died peacefully, surrounded by her family.
The Pointer Sisters won three Grammy Awards and enjoyed success with 13 Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1985 with songs like “Jump (For My Love)” and “Neutron Dance.” Anita sang lead on many of their hits. Anita’s sisters Bonnie and June died in 2006 and 2020.