Bonnie Pointer’s cause of death revealed as ‘cardiac arrest’

Bonnie Pointer’s cause of death has been revealed as ‘a cardiac arrest’.

The Pointer Sisters singer died at her home on 8 June, aged 69, with tributes pouring in from around the world.

According to TMZ – who obtained her death certificate – she died from a cardiopulmonary arrest.

The publication states there were ‘other underlying issues’, and that the I’m So Excited star had been battling liver disease for nearly a decade.

The Motown legend died last month, with sister Anita announcing the sad news in a statement.

‘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 wrote.

’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 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 would never have happened had it not been for Bonnie.’

Bonnie founded the group with her siblings back in the 70s, and they were best known for hits including Jump and Automatic.

She recorded five albums with The Pointer Sisters, co-writing their country hit Fairytale with Anita – which earned them their first Grammy for best country duo or group, in 1975. 

Fellow music icon Gloria Gaynor led tributes on social media, penning: ‘So sorry to hear of the passing of Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters. 

‘My prayers & heartfelt condolences go out to her family, friends & fans.

‘I pray peace for her family & that soon sweet memories of her will bring smiles to their faces before bringing tears to their eyes.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health for a comment.

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