Youngest Pointer Sister Loses Cancer Battle At 52

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JUNE POINTER, the youngest of the Pointer Sisters, lost her battle with cancer yesterday (11APR06) in Los Angeles. She was 52. According to a statement, the JUMP (FOR MY LOVE) singer died surrounded by her sisters, RUTH and ANITA, and her brothers, AARON and FRITZ. Pointer had been hospitalised in Santa Monica, California since February (06). June and her three sisters scored a number of hits in the late 1970s and 1980s after growing up singing in the choir of an Oakland, California church where their parents were ministers. After singing back-up vocals for acts like Taj Mahal and BOZ SCAGGS, the family group went it alone and released a self-titled debut album in 1973. They went on to pick up a Grammy Award in 1974 for Best Country Vocal (FAIRYTALE), but they really found their niche in the post-disco world, recording smooth tunes like SLOW HAND and dancefloor fillers such as I'M SO EXCITED. June Pointer left the group in the mid-1980s after tasting solo success with her solo debut album BABY SISTER in 1983. She also sang back-up to Bruce Willis on the actor's 1987 RESPECT YOURSELF hit.


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