WASHINGTON, January 1 American singer, one of the members of The Pointer Sisters (“Pointer Sisters”) Anita Pointer has died at the age of 74, according to the Hollywood Reporter , citing the singer’s agent and family.
Pointer’s agent Roger Neal told the publication that she “had a very heroic battle with cancer.” According to the agent, the singer died surrounded by family.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of Anita, we are comforted by the knowledge that now she, along with her daughter Jada and sisters June and Bonnie, has found peace … She was the one who held us all together for so long,” he is quoted as saying publication of a statement by Pointer’s sister Ruth, brothers Aaron and Fritz, and granddaughter Roxy McCain Pointer.
Bonnie Pointer and her sister June formed The Pointer Sisters in 1969. Later, two more sisters joined the group: Anita and Ruth. Thanks to the song Fairytale, which at one time took high places in popular ratings, the group received a Grammy and became the first female team to win this award. In 1977, Bonnie Pointer began her solo career. The group has received three Grammy awards throughout its existence.