Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dead at 69

  • June 8, 2020
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The music world is mourning the loss ofĀ Bonnie Pointer.Ā Bonnie, an original member of the R&B groupĀ The Pointer Sisters, died Monday, June 8 at the age of 69.Ā Anita Pointer toldĀ Variety in a statement, “It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning. Our family is devastated. On behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.””Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day,” Anita continued in her tribute. “We never had a fight in our life. I already miss her and I will see her again one day.”The singer and younger sisterĀ June Pointer, who passed away in 2006, co-founded the group as a duo in 1969. Anita joined the group the same year, followed by their older sisterĀ Ruth Pointer in 1972. Known for hit songs likeĀ “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (For My Love)” and “Fairytale,” The Pointer Sisters went on to win three Grammy Awards.

Bonnie parted ways with the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career. She signed to Motown and went on toĀ release four albums. Bonnie’s disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You” topped theĀ Billboard charts at No. 11.Ā 

In later years, Bonnie reunited with her sisters for several performances and continued to tour as a solo artist.Ā 

Bonnie’s cause of death was not immediately known.Ā 

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