Patricia Eva “Bonnie” Pointer (July 11, 1950 – June 8, 2020) was an American singer, most notable for being a member of the vocal group, The Pointer Sisters. Pointer scored several moderate solo hits after leaving the Pointers in 1977, including a disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You” which became a U.S. top 20 pop hit on September 1, 1979.
Her sister Anita confirmed the news to TMZ revealing that she died 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,’ Anita told the outlet. ‘Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.’
‘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.’
Two of her sisters, Ruth and Anita, and two brothers, Aaron and Fritz, were at her side at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica when she died. The type of cancer was not disclosed.