Anita Pointer, founding member of the Pointer Sisters, dies at age 74

Anita Pointer

CBS News

January 1, 2022

Anita Pointer, one of the founding members of the Pointer Sisters, died Saturday, her family announced. She was 74.

“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,” her family said in a statement. “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. … Heaven is a more loving beautiful place with Anita there.”

Pointer’s only daughter Jada Pointer died in 2003, and her sisters Bonnie and June died in 2020 and 2006 respectively.

Pointer’s publicist Roger Neal said the Grammy winner was surrounded by family at the time of her death.






  1. I had the rare and distinct pleasure of chatting with Anita backstage at the Orleans here in Las Vegas during her final Pointers tour. She had received her initial cancer diagnosis at this time but, other than remaining seated during portions of the show, had carried on like the proverbial trouper. She spoke to many people that night, posed for pictures, and treated all with kindness and a smile. She was the antithesis of the “big star”. Her passing reminded me of that evening and the happy memory that it instilled

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