Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters has passed away

Publish Date
Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 3:31PM

Bonnie Pointer, from the Grammy-winning group the Pointer Sisters, passed away on Monday.

Her publicist Roger Neal said she died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. She was 69.

"It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie, died this morning," sister Anita Pointer said in a statement.

"Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.

"The Pointer Sisters would never have happened had it not been for Bonnie," Anita said in her statement.

The four Pointer sisters, Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June, grew up singing in church in California, where their father was a minister.

The quartet brought a unique fusion of funk, soul, 1940s-style jazz, scat and pop to their act, often dressing in a retro style.