Los Angeles, 9 June 2020 (dpa/MIA) – US singer Bonnie Pointer, who was one of the four sisters of the soul disco group The Pointer Sisters, has died aged 69 years, according to US media reports.
Anita Pointer, her sister and a former band member, told US tabloid People magazine that Bonnie had died on Monday morning.
“Our family is devastated, and I, my siblings, and the entire Pointer family ask for your prayers,” Anita said.
The family gave no information on the cause of death.
The Grammy award-winning group celebrated their greatest successes in the 70s and 80s with pop and disco songs such as “Fire,” “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand,” and “I’m So Excited.”
The four sisters Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June, started singing in a gospel choir in Oakland, California, where their parents worked as church preachers.
From 1971 they appeared as back-up singers for other groups and two years later released their first of more than fifteen albums entitled “The Pointer Sisters.”
Bonnie began her solo career in the late 1970s. Her biggest solo hit was “Heaven Must Have Sent You.”
This year, Anita and Bonnie recorded the song “Feels Like June” in memory of their sister June. June died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 52.