Joni Sledge, a member of the musical group ‘Sister Sledge’, passed away at age 60 over the weekend.
Sister Sledge is best known for their famous, hit song ‘We Are Family’.
According to Sledge’s publicist, she was found dead in her home by a friend on Friday.
The group posted an announcement Saturday morning:
"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. Please pray for us as we weep for this loss. We do know that she is now eternally with Our Lord.
We thank you in advance for allowing us the privacy to mourn quietly as a family. We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved & embraced life.
We love you & God Bless You all."
The group is currently on tour as they go through this unexpected tragedy.
Please join us in prayer for Joni Sledge’s friends and family during this difficult time.