(BBC) – Anita Pointer, from the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters, has died aged 74, her publicist has launched.
She died surrounded by her family at her Beverley Hills home in California.
Her family acknowledged that they had been deeply saddened by her passing. “Heaven is a additional loving gorgeous place with Anita there,” they acknowledged in a press launch.
The second oldest of the 4 sisters, Ms Pointer and her siblings rose to fame with hits along with Soar (For My Love) and Hearth.
With a mixture of funk, soul and R&B, the group launched their eponymous debut album in 1973. Certain We Can Can, a cool tune which known as for unity and tolerance at a time of racial unrest inside the US, turned the album’s breakout hit.
And in 1975, their hit observe, Fairytale, acquired a Grammy award for Biggest Nation Vocal Effectivity. The win stays a rarity in a category dominated by white acts.
The group nearly disbanded in 1979 after Bonnie Pointer left to pursue a solo career, nevertheless the remaining sisters regrouped and went on to shed their beforehand retro image for a recent pop sound.
All by way of the Eighties, they remained a powerhouse inside the US charts, and their hits, which included He’s So Shy, Soar (For My Love) and Neutron Dance, have stood the check out of time, remaining carefully streamed to nowadays.
Nevertheless Pointer’s personal life was marked by tragedy. In 2003, her solely infant – Jada Pointer – died from most cancers aged merely 37. She went on to spice up her granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer.
Her family acknowledged that they had been “comforted in determining she is now alongside together with her daughter Jada and her sisters June & Bonnie and at peace”.
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