Patricia Eva “Bonnie” Pointer, member of the Grammy award winning 80's hit group, The Pointer Sisters, has passed away.
According to Variety, her sister Anita Pointer said in a statement, “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.”
Her cause of death is not known. Bonnie Pointer was 69 years old.
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Born in Oakland, California, Bonnie was an original member of the group but left by the mid 1970s to pursue a solo career. She released two self-titled albums on Motown, another album in 1984 and her final release was in 2011.
In 1979, she scored a top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Heaven Must Have Sent You."
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