Sister Sledge singer Joni Sledge dead at 60

Singer and recording artiste Joni Sledge is dead. She was part of the four-sister disco-era group Sister Sledge.The group was best known for its No. 1 hit single We Are Family. The singer died at her home in Phoenix Arizona on March 10.
Joni sledge of Sister sledge dead
Joni sledge(center)with sisters 
Ms. Sledge and her sisters, Debbie, Kim and Kathy, formed the Sister Sledge in 1971 in Philadelphia, their home town, but struggled for years before success came.


Their biggest hit would come in 1979 with the  infectious dance anthem that celebrated their familial connection with the refrain, We are family, I got all my sisters with me. It skyrocketed them to superstardom and got them nominated for a Grammy. The hit song and album sold over a million copies. 

Sister Sledge continued to release music and perform even after sister Kathy left the group for a solo career, the trio of sisters continued to perform in shows and concerts including a a performance for Pope Francis in 2015.

Joni is survived by Thaddeus her son; her sisters; and a half sister.
It is not clear yet what caused her death at 60.
Sister Sledge singer Joni Sledge dead at 60 Sister Sledge singer Joni Sledge dead at 60 Reviewed by Nelson Storm on March 16, 2017 Rating: 5