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Anita Pointer, Member of Legendary R&B Group The Pointer Sisters, Dies at 74

Anita Pointer
R&B superstar Anita Pointer has died at the age of 74 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Pointer's publicist Roger Neal delivered the news on Twitter Sunday.

"Sad to report my client Grammy Winner Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has passed away after a heroic battle with cancer her family was around her at the time of her death she passed peacefully," he posted.

Neal added in a statement to the media that Pointer passed away Saturday at her home in Los Angeles.

Pointer was an original member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Pointer Sisters.

Initially consisting of her and three of her siblings, the group had 13 top-20 hits in the U.S. between 1973 and 1985 and has won three Grammy Awards — the first coming in 1974 for their crossover hit “Fairytale,” which won for Best Country Vocal Performance.

“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 & Bonnie and at peace,” Pointer’s family said in a statement. “Heaven is a more loving beautiful place with Anita there.”

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