Joni Sledge Passes Away At 60
Very sad news coming out of Arizona…
Joni Sledge of the iconic group Sister Sledge passed away unexpectedly on Friday (March 10). She was 60.
According to the official press release, Joni was found unresponsive in her Phoenix, Arizona home on Friday.
At this time, the cause of death is still unknown and memorial arrangements have yet to be announced.
The Sledge family released the following statement:
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. We thank you for privacy and prayers during these very difficult times.
Formed in 1971, in the city of Philadelphia, PA, Sister Sledge consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge.
The sisters saw the release of their breakthrough album “We Are Family”, which peaked at number three on the US Album Chart Top 200 Billboard Charts and went multi-Platinum delivering the global anthem, “We Are Family”.
My condolences and prayers go out to the Sledge family.