The singer’s sister Anita confirmed the news of Bonnie’s passing to TMZ, telling 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.”
She 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.” At this time, her cause of death has not been disclosed.
Bonnie is survived by her sisters Anita and Ruth and her brothers Aaron and Fritz. The late singer’s sister June passed away in 2006 after a battle with cancer.
Following June’s death, Bonnie and her sister Anita released a tribute song titled “Feels Like June.” A spokesperson confirmed to Variety that this was Bonnie’s final recording.
Our thoughts go out to Bonnie’s family and friends during this difficult time.