Sister Sledge

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The group is best known for the hits “He’s The Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family,” the last of which went to No. 2 back in 1979.

Joni Sledge, founding member of the musical group Sister Sledge, has died. She was 60.

According to a statement released by the band’s representative, the Philadelphia native was found unresponsive at her home Friday in Phoenix, Arizona.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Memorial services will be announced early next week.

Sister Sledge, formed in 1971 in Philadelphia, consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge.


Article Courtesy of WPVI-TV Philadelphia

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