Joni Sledge of the singing group Sister Sledge was found dead at her home in Phoenix, AZ this past Friday. She was 60 years old. Cause of death is unknown at this time and Ms. Sledge wasn't known to have been ill. Her sisters took to their website and Facebook page to express their sadness over their sisters' passing, saying "Please pray for us as we weep for this loss. We do know that she is now eternally with the Lord." Joni along with her sisters Kathy, Debbie and Kim formed the group Sister Sledge in the late 70's and were best known for their hit "We Are Family." The group was still performing minus Kathy who performs as a solo act, and the group was scheduled to perform on March 18 and then embark on a European tour. Sad news to get the week started.
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