Chic star Nile Rodgers has paid tribute to Sister Sledge star Joni Sledge after the singer died at the age of 60.
Nile and Bernard Edwards wrote and produced Sister Sledge’s hit album We Are Family, which featured their biggest disco hits including the title track and The Greatest Dancer.
Joni and her sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy formed Sister Sledge in 1971.
A statement on the group’s Facebook page said:
The band’s official Twitter page shared this moving tribute.
Joni was found dead in her home by a friend in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, the band’s publicist Biff Warren has said. A cause of death has not been determined.
She is survived by an adult son.