The Pointer Sisters singer Bonnie Pointer has died at the age of 69.
The star’s sister Anita confirmed the news of her death to TMZ and said she died today.
Anita told the outlet: “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.”
The statement continued: “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 Grammy award winning singer began her music career in 1969 when she and her sister June started their band as a duo.
The duo were then joined by their sisters Anita then Ruth.
Their best known hits included Fire, Slow Hand and I’m So Excited.
The band received their vocal training at their father’s church in West Oakland, California.
They rose to fame with their first hit Yes We Can, which was followed by the song Fairytale.
Bonnie left The Pointer Sisters in 1977 and embarked on a solo career that produced her hit disco cover of the song Heaven Must Have Sent You.
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