Joni Sledge


Age: 60

singer who with her sisters Debbie, Kim, and Kathy formed the Sister Sledge in 1971 in their hometown Philadelphia, but struggled for years before success came and recorded their enduring 1979 signature hit We Are Family that became an anthem for female empowerment and unity while it celebrated their sisterhood and was nominated for a Grammy as the song and its album both sold more than a million copies, who also had a hit with a cover of the Mary Wells song My Guy in 1982 but never duplicated the success they had in the 1970's.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: September 13, 1956

Died: March 10, 2017

Phoenix, Arizona