Joni Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said. She had not been ill and the cause of death is unknown. Joni Sledge was 60. Her death was announced on social media on Saturday – a week before the group was due to perform in Los Angeles. Sister Sledge is best known for the disco anthem “We Are Family”. They sang their biggest hit for Pope Francis in 2015. The Sledge sisters came from a family of performers, including an actress mother, a Broadway star for a father and an opera singer for a grandmother. R.I.P. Joni Sledge.
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