Bonnie Pointer, founding member of The Pointer Sisters, has died

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Bonnie Pointer, a founding member of The Pointer Sisters, has died aged 69, her publicist Roger Neal has confirmed.

After Neal publicly revealed the cause of death as cardiac arrest, her sister and bandmate Anita responded with a statement to the AP which read: “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 Pointer Sisters first emerged in the 1970s, following the pioneering charge of acts such as The Chiffons and The Supremes with the new decade’s more dance/disco inspired sound, and went on to achieve big cross-Atlantic hits in the eighties with singles such as Automatic, Jump (For My Love) and I’m So Excited, but by this time Bonnie had left to pursue a solo career from 1977.



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