Saddened to learn we all are that singer Bonnie Pointer has died at the age of 69. Bonnie, known for being a member of the musical group The Pointer Sisters alongside her sisters. Sadly, she has passed away on Monday morning June 8th.
Anita Pointer, her sister, had this to say,
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning,” said Anita Pointer of her sister Patricia, aka Bonnie. “ 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 would go on and say, 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.”
The Pointer Sisters History
Bonnie was one of the founders with her siblings, of the group. But during the mid- 1970’s, she left to pursue a solo career in music. The sisters got their start when singing at the West Oakland Church Of God, in Oakland, California. This was significant and important because this was their father’s church for more than 50 years.
The family had lost younger sister June back in 2006. Just a few months ago, Bonnie and Anita recorded a tribute song for June called “Feels Like June.” The Pointer Sisters released their debut album in 1973, they had their first hit single off that album, titled “ Yes We Can Can.”
Bonnie became a Grammy winner in 1974, along with Anita, in the country category for writing the crossover hit “Fairytale.” She had left the group in 1977, leaving the Pointer Sisters to go on as a trio. The group had scored their biggest hits, in the late ’70s and early ’80s with songs like “Fire” and “Neutron Dance.”
Bonnie had her biggest hit as a solo artist, with the song, “Heaven Must Have Sent You.” She and her sisters were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. Bonnie, survived by her brothers Aaron and Fritz and sisters Ruth and Anita Pointer.
We at AEE send our condolences to an amazing singer.
RIP Bonnie Pointer.