Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters died of cardiac arrest, reveals death certificate.
Bonnie, one of the group’s two founding members, died on June 8 at the age of 69.
The death certificate, obtained by TMZ, also indicates that the singer suffered from liver disease for about a decade before her death.
Details: Bonnie Pointer’s death certificate lists her cause of death as cardiopulmonary arrest, according to TMZ; photographed in 2012 in Beverly Hills
The document states that Bonnie died of cardiopulmonary arrest at 3:37 a.m.
He also notes that she was divorced, presumably from her husband, Motown producer Jeffrey Bowen, whom she married in 1978.
In 2014, Bonnie filed for divorce after a decade of separation, which was finalized two years later.
Her sister Anita initially confirmed the news of her death to TMZ.
“It is with great sadness that I must announce to The Pointer Sisters fans that my sister, Bonnie passed away this morning,” Anita told the channel. “Our family is devastated, on behalf of my brothers and sisters and myself and the whole Pointer family, we ask you for your prayers right now. “
The death certificate also states that the singer had suffered from liver disease for about a decade before her death. She died at 3:37 a.m. on June 8; photographed in 1979
Sad loss: “It is with great sadness that I must announce to fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie passed away this morning,” said sister Anita to the channel. Bonnie with Anita and Ruth in 1974 in Tokyo
The statement continued: “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 someday. “
The career of the Grammy-winning singer began in 1969 when she and her sister June started their duet group.
Later, their sisters Anita then Ruth.
They learned to sing with dad: they received their vocal training at their father’s church in West Oakland, California; seen in 1970
Started young: She was one of the first members of the Pointer Sisters. Seen here with sisters Anita, June and Ruth in Los Angeles, California in 1974
They received their vocal training at their father’s church in West Oakland, California, and won three Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.
Their first success was Yes We Can, then came the song Fairytale.
Bonnie left The Pointer Sisters in 1977 for a solo career that produced the hit disco cover of the song Heaven Must Have Sent You.
She had an attractive look: Bonnie posed for a portrait in 1979 in Los Angeles, California
Still on stage: in the 1990s and 2000s, she performed in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Seen in 1980
In the 1990s, she often performed in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
The Pointer Sisters had their greatest success after Bonnie left the group.
The group got their biggest commercial success as a trio during the 80s, they had the songs Jump (For My Love) and Automatic.
She was a happy lady: the star shared this selfie with the caption “Smile, when you feel happy”
The other 10 hits are He So Shy, Slow Hand, the remixed version of I’m So Excited and Neutron Dance.
Bonnie’s youngest sister, June, died in 2006 at the age of 52.
Two of her sisters, Ruth and Anita, and two brothers, Aaron and Fritz, were by her side at the UCLA medical center in Santa Monica when she died.
Most recent: the hit maker saw the Hollywood Museum’s A Pointer Sister Ever After exhibit in June 2019