Bonnie Pointer, best known for her tenure in The Pointer Sisters, has died. She was 69.
Bonnie’s passing was confirmed to TMZ by her sister, Anita, who told the outlet, “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.”
Anita’s statement continued, “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.” A cause of death was not confirmed.
Bonnie Pointer and her sister, June, who passed away in 2006, first formed The Pointer Sisters in 1969. Anita Pointer would join later that year.
Bonnie’s time with The Pointer Sisters would last until 1977, after which she would embark on a solo career. During that time, the R&B group would release four studio albums and net hit singles like “Yes We Can Can” and a crossover hit with “Fairytale,” which earned the group the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
Bonnie Pointer’s solo career consisted of four studio albums with her biggest hit coming in 1979 with a disco cover of “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” which was originally recorded in 1966 by The Elgins.