Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge dies aged 60

Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge has passed away aged 60.

The band’s publicist said the singer was found dead at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday.

“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,” the family said in a statement.

“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.”

A cause of death is yet to be released.

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