Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dies Aged 69

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Tragic news has just come in that Grammy award-winning artist, Bonnie Pointer, died this morning.

They were perhaps most well-known for their original hit song, “I’m So Excited.”

She sang alongside her sister, June, and, eventually, the pair became a quartet when their sisters, Ania and Ruth, joined them.



And her disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You” became a top 20 pop hit in September 1979.

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,” she said. “Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.”

Heartbreaking. Rest in peace, Bonnie. We’ve lost so many much-loved celebs this year, but it’s important to remember the joy that they’ve brought us all with their movies, music, and sport. Keep scrolling to remember the household names who have tragically passed away this year.