The Pointer Sisters’ Member Bonnie Pointer Died From Cardiac Arrest

The Pointer Sisters’ Member Bonnie Pointer Died From Cardiac Arrest

Update #2 (July 4th): According to new reports, Bonnie Pointer of gospel group The Pointer Sisters passed away from cardiac arrest.

Her death certificate reveals cardiopulmonary arrest as her cause of death. She reportedly struggled with health issues, like liver disease, for the last 10 years.

Original Story: Very sad news – Bonnie Pointer, a founding member of the successful group the Pointer Sisters has sadly died at the age of 69. According to reports, she passed on Monday (June 8th), after suffering cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. Her sister, Anita Pointer said in a statement on Monday:

“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.”

She continues,

“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 four Pointer Sisters began singing together more than 50 years ago in their hometown church in Oakland, California, where their father ministered. Bonnie Pointer and her youngest sister, June, started singing together professionally in 1969. They later recruited older sisters Anita and Ruth Pointer to join them, before debuting their first album together in 1973.

The group won their first Grammy Award for their crossover hit, “Fairytale,” in 1974. Bonnie Pointer recorded five albums with her sisters before pursuing a solo career. She signed with Motown and scored her biggest solo hit with the 1978 disco track, “Heaven Must Have Sent You.”

The disco track made it to No. 11 on the Billboard charts in 1979. She recorded and released a total of four solo albums, the last of which was “Like a Picasso” in 2011.

The sisters reunited on occasion, such as their receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. Pointer continued to perform as a solo artist into the 2000s.

Our thoughts and prayer are with the Pointer family.

Authored by: Gregory Molette