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'The Pointer Sisters' Singer Bonnie Pointer Dies At Age 69

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By Mike Walters

'The Pointer Sisters' star, Bonnie Pointer, has died at the age of 69.

According to multiple reports, the legendary singer passed away today after suffering from a serious health issue. The Grammy-winning artist died this morning, and her sister is asking for prayers from her fans.

In a statement, her sister Anita said, "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.”

Bonnie Pointer's Family Announces Her Death, Asks For Prayers At This Time

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Bonnie Pointer was part of the legendary group, 'The Pointer Sisters' which started out as a duo with her fronting the group.

Bonnie left the group in the 1970s to pursue a solo career and is best known for her smash hit, 'Heaven Must Have Sent You.'

Anita added, "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 Pointer Sisters' Won A Grammy for 'Fairytale'

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Bonnie Pointer earned a Grammy for Best Vocal by a Duo or Group for the crossover hit, "Fairytale."

In 2006, the family's youngest sister, June, died after losing her battle with cancer. Bonnie and Anita released a tribute song for their sister, “Feels Like June.”

Bonnie recalled in a 2013 interview knowing she would eventually become a singer, saying, "I knew I didn’t want to work a regular 9 to 5 job. I wanted to do something that I like to do. I am an entertainer and I’ve always done that since I was a little girl. My mother always used to tell me to dance for her friends. When my parents went to church, me and my sisters would get up on the coffee table and sing."

R.I.P.

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