Amazing Singer Anita Pointer’s Cancer Sadly Caused Her Death
We, unfortunately, learned that one of four sibling singers who achieved pop success and critical acclaim as The Pointer Sisters, Anita Pointer’s cancer caused her death on Saturday, (December 31, 2022), at the age of 74.
We are sorry for the loss; her family, friends, and fans are in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. We hope they treasure the memories they have of Anita Pointer.
May she rest in power.
The heartbreaking death news of the Grammy winner was confirmed by publicist Roger Neal who announced that she took her last breath while she was surrounded by her family members.
The star’s sister Ruth brothers Aaron and Fritz and granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer shared the tragedy in the statement, reading, “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.”
The statement then came to add, “She was the one that kept all of us close and together for so long.”
Anita, Ruth, Bonnie, and June Pointer, born the daughters of a minister, grew up singing in their dad’s church in Oakland, California. The Pointer Sisters was formed by Anita as well as Bonnie Pointer and June Pointer in 1969, before being companied by their elder sister Ruth in 1972. All three of the initial members have now passed away.
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Anita Pointer’s Cancer is Not the First Case in The Family
Anita Pointer’s cancer is not the only tragedy the family faced; the late star’s only daughter, Jada Pointer, lost his life in 2003. Additionally, good to mention that June Pointer passed away of cancer at the age of 52 in 2006.
The group’s 1973 self-titled debut album included the breakout hit, “Yes We Can Can.” Famous for hit songs such as “I’m So Excited,” “Slow Hand,” “Neutron Dance” and “Jump (For My Love),” the singers earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 and so much fame between people.
The 1983 album “Break Out” went triple platinum and garnered two American Music Awards. The group won three Grammy Awards and had 13 U.S. top 20 hit songs between 1973 and 1985, Neal declared.
The Pointer Sisters also was the first African American group to perform on the Grand Ole Opry program and the first contemporary act to perform at the San Francisco Opera House, Neal said.
Bonnie Pointer left the group in 1977, signing a solo deal with Motown Records but enjoying only modest success. “We were devastated,” Anita Pointer said of the departure in 1990. “We did a show the night she left, but after that, we just stopped. We thought it wasn’t going to work without Bonnie.”
The group, in various lineups including younger family members, continued recording through 1993.
Anita Pointer reported Bonnie Pointer’s passing resulted from cardiac arrest at the age of 69 in 2020. “The Pointer Sisters would never have occurred had it not been for Bonnie,” she opened up in a statement.