Grammy-winning singer Anita Pointer, one of the founding members of R&B group The Pointer Sisters, has died at the age of 74 following a battle with cancer.
Pointer, who was known for her hits including “I’m So Excited,” “Jump,” and “Fire,” died on New Year’s Eve at her home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family.
The Pointer Sisters, hailing from Oakland, California, released their first album in 1973 and went on to win three Grammy Awards.
In a statement, Pointer’s family said, “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. Heaven is a more loving beautiful place with Anita there.”