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The Pointer Sisters’ Anita Pointer has passed away at the age of 74

As a member of the Pointer Sisters, Anita Pointer won a Grammy for her 1970s and 1980s pop, country, and R&B hits, including “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (For My Love),” and “Fire.” In memory of the 74th anniversary of Khensa, ku vula mutivi wa yena wa mahungu.

Publicist Roger Neal said Pointer was surrounded by family at his Beverly Hills home when he died.

According to an official biography, Anita was the second oldest of four sisters who started out performing as the duo June and Bonnie in 1969. When Anita quit her job as a secretary to join the group, the duo quickly evolved into a trio.

After Bonnie left the Pointer Sisters in the late 1970s, they once again became a trio and became a quartet for a while with Ruth, the only original singing sister still alive.

The Pointer sisters additionally have two enduring siblings, Fritz and Aaron.

Jada, Anita’s daughter, died in 2003, when Anita took over raising her granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer. Jada was Anita’s mother.

While we are deeply saddened by Anita’s passing, we are reassured by the knowledge that she is at peace with her daughter Jada and her sisters June and Bonnie.

She was the one who, for such a long time, kept us all close and associated.

Each of us will carry on her love for our family, the family said in a statement.

The sisters learned to sing in the Oakland, California, church where their preacher father served as a pastor. Their first successful track, “Yes We Can Can,” was taken from their debut album, released in 1973. “Fire” from 1978, “He’s So Shy” from 1980, “Slow Hand” from 1981, “Neutron Dance,” “Automatic,” and “Jump” from 1983 were a few of their biggest singles.

The 1982 song “I’m So Excited” is still used today.

Ruth has been singing together with her daughter Issa and granddaughter Sadako throughout the group’s recent performances.

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