Mystery as agent of dead Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge says she was ‘not sick’
Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge has died suddenly.
The We Are Family singer, 60, was found unresponsive at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, and reported dead by medics.
The pop group had been together since Joni and her three sisters formed the group in 1971.
It comes after another pop icon, George Michael, was set to be buried following his sudden death last December.
Her death was announced on social media on Saturday with a statement on Facebook reading: “Yesterday, numbness fell upon our family.”
“We are saddened to inform you that our dear sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin, Joni passed away yesterday.”
Sledge’s agent, Biff Warren, has since said that Joni had not been sick when she died.
The cause of death remains a mystery for the star as tests are yet to be undertaken.
Writing online, the group added: “We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved and embraced life.”
The group were due to sing in LA just next week, and had last performed together in October.
They previously sang for the Pope in 2015, after a four decade long career.
Sledge is survived by a son, Thaddeus, and her sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy Sledge.