Pointer was surrounded by household at her Beverly Hills dwelling when she died, publicist Roger Neal mentioned.
Anita was the second oldest of 4 sisters who began performing because the duo of June and Bonnie in 1969 and shortly grew to become a trio when Anita give up her job as a secretary to affix the group, based on an official biography.
The Pointer Sisters later grew to become a quartet for some time with Ruth, the one one of many authentic singing sisters nonetheless alive, although Bonnie left the group within the late Seventies and so they grew to become a trio as soon as once more. The Pointer sisters even have two surviving brothers, Fritz and Aaron.
Anita was preceded in demise by her daughter Jada, who died in 2003, when Anita took over elevating her granddaughter, Roxie McKain Pointer.
“Whereas we’re deeply saddened by the lack of Anita, we’re comforted in realizing she is now together with her daughter Jada and her sisters June & Bonnie and at peace. She was the one which stored all of us shut and collectively for thus lengthy. Her love of our household will reside on in every of us,” the household mentioned in a press release.
The sisters grew up singing within the church of their father, a preacher in Oakland, California.
Their debut album in 1973 produced their first hit single Sure We Can Can.
Amongst their larger hits have been Hearth in 1978, He is So Shy in 1980, Gradual Hand in 1981, and Neutron Dance, Automated and Bounce in 1983. I am So Excited from 1982 stays a typical.
In recent times, the group continued performing with Ruth singing alongside together with her daughter Issa and granddaughter Sadako.