Rest in Peace, Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters: 1950-2020

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On Monday, it was announced that Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has passed away at the age of 69.

TMZ originally broke the news, sending along a message from Bonnie’s sister, Anita:

“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.

In addition to Bonnie Pointer’s notable work with the Pointer Sisters, which earned them three Grammy Award wins, Bonnie also notched a Top 20 pop hit in 1979 with her rendition of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” which came about after she left the Pointer Sisters two years earlier:

Bonnie Pointer first formed the Pointer Sisters with her sister, June, co-founding The Pointers in 1969. Anita Pointer (and, later, sister Ruth Pointer) and a few years later they were bona fide stars with recordings like “Fairytale”:

June passed away in 2006. Earlier this year, Bonnie and Anita released “Feels Like June” as a tribute to their sister, with Variety noting that this was Bonnie’s final recording.

Said Anita Pointer in a statement:

“Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day. We never had a fight in our life. I already miss her and I will see her again one day.”

May Bonnie rest in peace.


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