The Philadelphia real-life sisters (Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge), rocketed to fame with their songs and strong family values at the height of the disco era.
Their breakout record We Are Family peaked at #3 on the US Album Chart and went Platinum with such hits as ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer’, ‘Lost in Music’, and the title track.
Sister Sledge became a trio (Debbie, Joni, and Kim) after Kathy left the band (although rejoining them on and off for live performances) in 1989. With Joni’s death, Sister Sledge will likely just be a duo.
Below are more deaths for the month of March - for the full death list: Musicians who died in 2017.