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Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge has sadly died

Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge has sadly died this weekend.

The 60-year-old music icon was found dead found dead at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday.

Via Twitter

The news of her death was released in a sad statement from her family.

“On yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. We welcome your prayers as we weep the loss of our sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin Joni Sledge,”

“We thank you for privacy as we hurt for her presence, but also for embracing her radiance and the sincerity with which she loved life,” they said.

Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge.

Their breakthrough single “We Are Family” reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award nomination back in 1979.

The exact cause of her death has yet to be released.

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