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Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie Pointer (1950–2020), Pointer Sisters singer

by Kirk Fox

Bonnie Pointer started the legendary R&B group The Pointer Sisters with her sisters June and Anita in 1969. She left the group in 1977 for a solo career. 

  • Died: Monday, June 8, 2020. (Who else died on June 8?) 
  • Details of Death: Died of cardiac arrest at the age of 69. 
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Singing Star

Bonnie, June (1953–2006), and Anita Pointer started The Pointer Sisters in 1969. Older sister Ruth joined in 1972 and the R&B group had a hit in 1973 with “Yes We Can.” They blended elements of rock, funk, and country into their R&B sound featuring the sisters’ terrific harmony singing. Bonnie wrote their country crossover hit song “Fairytale” in 1974, the song reached the top 20 and won the Grammy Award for Best song by a duo or group in country music. Bonnie left for a solo career in 1977, she had a hit disco song in 1979 with her cover of “Heaven Must Have Sent You.” She continued to perform and reunited occasionally with her sisters.  

What they said about her

“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.” —Sister Anita Pointer


Full Obituary: Variety

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