Bonnie Pointer: Former Pointer Sisters singer dies at age 69

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Anita Pointer (far left) said family was devastated by Bonnie’s death (second from left)


American singer Bonnie Pointer died at the age of 69.

She and her sisters rose to fame as the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters, who was best known for the hits Jump (For My Love) and I’m So Excited.

“Our family is devastated,” his sister Anita told The Associated Press on Monday.

“On behalf of my brothers and sisters, me and the whole Pointer family, we ask your prayers right now. ”

Bonnie and her sister Ruth Pointer first performed as a duet and were later joined by their sisters Anita and Ruth.

The Pointers Sisters became popular in the 1970s and won the first of their three Grammy Awards for the song Fairytale in 1975.

Bonnie left the group to pursue a solo career two years later, but the success of the Pointer Sisters continued into the 1980s and they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

Earlier this year, Anita and Bonnie Pointer released a single in memory of their sister June, who died in 2006.

Their sister Ruth is the only sister who still plays in the Pointer Sisters, joined by her daughter and granddaughter.

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