The Tragic Death of Anita Pointer’s Daughter Jada Pointer!

Who Are ‘The Pointer Sisters’?

The Pointer Sisters are an American girl group from Oakland, California, that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Their repertoire has included such diverse genres as R&B, pop, jazz, electronic music, bebop, blues, soul, funk, dance, country, and rock

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The Pointer Sisters have won three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. The group had 13 US top 20 hits between 1973 and 1985.

Some of the Band’s hit’s include: I’m so excited, Jump, Fire, He’s So Shy, Automatic and Slow Hand.

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The group had its origins when sisters June and Bonnie Pointer began performing in clubs in 1969 as “Pointers, a Pair”. The line-up grew to a trio when sister Anita joined them.The trio grew to a quartet when sister Ruth joined in December 1972.

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What Happened to June Pointer?

June Pointer, the youngest sister, struggled with drug addiction for much of her career, leaving the group in April 2004 prior to her death from cancer in April 2006, at the age of 52. She was replaced by Ruth’s daughter Issa Pointer. 

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The Demise Of Anita’s Daughter Jada Pointer

In December 1965, at age 17, Pointer married David Harper. They had a daughter, Jada Rashawn Pointer, born April 9, 1966. They divorced later in 1966.

Anita’s daughter Jada was the inspiration of one of the Pointer Sisters’ most popular songs, “Jada,” written by the group and released on their debut album in 1973.

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Unfortunately, Anita lost Jada in 2003. She died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 37. Following Jada’s death, Anita raised her only grandchild Roxie.

How did Anita Pointer die?

Anita Pointer died from cancer at her home in Los Angeles, California on December 31, 2022, at the age of 74.

Pointer had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of her death.