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Anita Pointer, a Grammy-winning vocalist, passed away on Saturday at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer, according to her publicist.

She was one of the original Pointer Sisters and brought singles like “I’m So Excited,” “Jump,” and “Fire” to fans all over the world.

The Oakland, California-based quartet, which included sisters June and Ruth, published their debut album in 1973 before going on to win three Grammy Awards.

Roger Neal posted on Instagram, “Sad to hear my client Grammy Winner Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.”

According to Neal report to CNN, she passed away on New Year’s Eve at her Los Angeles home while being attended by family.

“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,” Pointer’s family said in a statement. “Heaven is a more loving beautiful place with Anita there.”

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