Sadly, Anita Pointer, best known as a founding member of the vocal group the Pointer Sisters has died. The acclaimed singer passed at the age of 74 on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at her home in the presence of her family.
As per a report by Variety, the We Are The World singer’s publicist confirmed the news of her death. The exact cause of her death was not revealed in the statement issued by her publicist but her rep told TMZ her death was the result of a “somewhat lengthy and heroic battle with cancer.” Read on to learn more about Anita’s personal life.
Here’s everything you need to know about Anita Pointer’s husbands
When we put some light on the personal life of the Love For What It Is singer, it has been reported by some media outlets that she walked down the aisle twice and had one child, a daughter named Jada Rashawn Pointer.
The Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters’ Family Story, co-author shared her only daughter Jada Rashawn Pointer with her first husband David Harper. Anita and David tied the knot in the year 1965 when she was only 17 years old. They said their vows in December 1965. The pair pulled the plug on their marriage in 1966.
The former pair’s daughter Jada was born on April 9, 1966. Anita’s daughter Jada was the inspiration behind the Pointer Sisters’ song Jada which saw the light of day in the year 1973. Jada left for the heavenly abode in 2003. She passed at the age of 37 after a battle with cancer.
According to a report by Genius Celebs, the All I Know Is the Way I Feel singer later moved on in her life with Richard Gonzalez. The couple got married in October 1981. Just like her previous marriage, this one was also not meant to last forever. The pair couldn’t make their marriage work and ended up getting divorced.
Anita Pointer passed away at her home on Saturday
Yes, you read that right. The Take My Heart, Take My Soul crooner died at her home on Saturday. Her family members issued a statement to Variety that read, “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 and Bonnie, and at peace.”
It further read, “She was the one that kept all of us close and together for so long. Her love of our family will live on in each of us. Please respect our privacy during this period of grief and loss. Heaven is a more loving, beautiful place with Anita there.”
Anita’s sisters June and Bonnie preceded her in death, with June passing away in 2006 and Bonnie dying in 2020. Pointer is survived by her granddaughter (Jada’s only child), Roxie, as well as her sister, Ruth, and brothers Aaron and Fritz.
Anita Pointer will surely be missed by all her fans and loved ones. Sending deepest condolences to the entire family of the talented singer. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.