Joni Sledge, a member of the family group, Sister Sledge, was found dead Friday at her home in Arizona. She was 60.
Sledge was found by a friend on Friday, according to Biff Warren. Warren, who serves as publicist for Joni's sister Kathy Sledge, said the cause of death had not yet been determined. During a phone call on Saturday night, Warren told The Arizona Republic that more details would be available Sunday after he spoke with the family.
The group announced the news on their Facebook page Saturday night: "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 miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved & embraced life."
She is survived by an adult son, her sisters and other relatives.