Patricia 'Bonnie' Pointer, one of the iconic Pointer Sisters, has died aged 69.
Her sister Anita confimed the news to Variety, saying she had lost her "best friend".
“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.”
Bonnie rose to fame in the 1970s as a founding member of The Pointer Sisters with younger sibling June, who died in 2006.