Songstress Joni Sledge, a member of the group Sister Sledge, has died. According to CNN, she was found dead at her house in Phoenix on Friday.
Joni Sledge, a founding member of the vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead Friday in her home in Phoenix, publicist Biff Warren told CNN on Saturday. She was 60 years old.
The Sledge family was shocked by her death as she had not been ill, Warren said. The cause of death was unknown.
The group of sisters recorded the dance anthem “We Are Family” in 1979. Other hits were “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “My Guy.”
Following the news of her passing, several people took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
Sister Sledge rose to fame with their Grammy-nominated hit “We Are Family,” reports CNN. The song, released in 1979, topped the disco and R&B charts.
According to the outlet, Sledge and her sisters were slated to perform on March 18 and had planned performances in Europe.