Grammy-winning artist Bonnie Pointer knows as one of the “Pointer Sisters” has passed at 69 years old.
Founding member of the Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Pointer is dead from cardiac arrest at 69 years old. The famed singer achieved success as both a solo and group artist, having started singing in her father’s church.
Bonnie’s sister Anita announced via TMZ.
“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 Pointer described her sister as her “Best Friend” and someone she “never had a fight” with, in her entire life. The pointer sisters rose to fame in the early ’70s as a duo, trio, then quad group. Bonnie Pointer would go on to go solo and achieve success on her own. Her song “Heaven must have sent you” reached as high as No. 11 on the Billboard charts.
Since her passing, stars have been expressing their love for Bonnie Pointer online.
My heart is broken to discover that the beautiful Bonnie Pointer of the beloved #PointerSisters has passed away💔 I loved her so much and I’m sending love to @AnitaPointer & Ruth Pointer and the family.
They surprised me at our gala last summer😢💔💔#RestInPeaceBonniePointer🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/EE5kkpiyoW
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) June 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters. My prayers & heartfelt condolences go out to her family, friends & fans. I pray peace for her family & that soon sweet memories of her will bring smiles to their faces before bringing tears to their eyes🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/WTvZIo7xEu
— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) June 8, 2020
Bonnie Pointer is survived by her sisters Anita and Ruth, and Brothers Fritz and Aaron Pointer.