The Pointer Sisters’ Bonnie Pointer Has Passed

The Pointer Sisters’ Bonnie Pointer has passed away at the age of 69. Her sister Anita confirmed the news to TMZ telling the site, “It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning.

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

Bonnie was one of the original members of the GRAMMY-winning Motown group. It actually started off as a duo, with just Bonnie and sister June, until sister Anita joined in 1969 and then Ruth was added in 1972. Bonnie co-wrote the group's crossover country hit, 1974's "Fairytale," which earned them their first GRAMMY - and the distinction of being the first African American group to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

Bonnie left the group in 1977 to start a solo career. She released three solo albums and had a hit with "Heaven Must Have Sent You," which reached number 11 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Source: TMZ