Bonnie Pointer from The Pointer Sisters died… TMZ learned. Grammy-winning artist Motown, who was originally part of the sisters’ popular quartet group in the 1970s, died this morning. His sister, Anita, says TMZ, “It is with great sadness that I must announce to fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie passed away this morning. Our family is devastated, on behalf of my brothers and sisters and I and the whole Pointer family, we ask your prayers right now.” Bonnie was one of the OG Pointer Sisters – who started as a duo, with her as one of the leaders – but eventually left the group in the mid-1970s to pursue a successful solo career. She is perhaps best known for her cover of “Heaven Must Have Sent You”. Anita continues: “Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day, we have never had a fight in our life, I miss her already and I will see her again one day. “ Bonnie had a prolific recording career with Motown Records – who signed it after leaving TPS – producing 3 full albums and also producing a number of singles. His disco rendition of “Heaven” peaked at # 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 board. While with the Pointer Sisters, she won a Grammy for best song by a duo or group in the country category, no less, for their cross tube “Fairytale”. After Bonnie went solo, they continued to rack up praise and success with the other members. She was harnessed to the Motown executive Jeffrey Bowen and stayed married for several years until they called it quits in the early 2000s.
Another of the sisters, June, died in 2006 of cancer. Bonnie is survived by 2 sisters. She was 69 years old. TEAR
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