The Pointer Sisters group member, Anita Pointer, passed away Saturday at the age of 74 following a battle with cancer.
"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. She was the one that kept all of us close and together for so long," her sister Ruth, brothers Aaron and Fritz and granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer said in the statement. Haley Chi-Sing is a Fox News Digital production assistant. You can reach her at @haleychising on Twitter.
Anita was the second oldest of four sisters who initially started the group as a duo in 1969. The group eventually became a trio when Anita quit her job as a secretary to join in. The Pointer Sisters stood as a quartet for several years while their sister, Ruth, was still alive.