Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters’ Cause of Death Revealed

Bonnie Pointer

Singer Bonnie Pointer’s reason behind demise has been revealed to be cardiac arrest, in accordance with her demise certificates obtained by TMZ.

Pointer, whose authorized identify is Patricia Eva Pointer and was a member of the group the Pointer Sisters, died on June 8.

A consultant for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner didn’t instantly reply for TheWrap’s request for affirmation.

The demise certificates identifies her as an entertainer within the music business and lists the informant as Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer’s sister and fellow member of the Pointer Sisters.

The doc additionally lists that she had different well being points, together with liver illness, which she’d been battling for a decade.

“It is with nice unhappiness that I’ve to announce to the followers of ‘The Pointer Sisters’ that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,” Anita stated in an announcement in early June. “Our household is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and all the Pointer household, we ask in your prayers right now.”

The Oakland, California, primarily based group, made up of sisters Bonnie, Anita, June and Ruth Pointer, are behind hits from the 1970s and ’80s, like “I’m So Excited” and “Jump,” in addition to “Automatic,” “Fire,” “He’s So Shy” and “Slow Hand.”

Pointer recorded 5 albums with the Pointer Sisters and co-wrote the group’s nation hit “Fairytale” with Anita, profitable them their first Grammy for Best Country Duo or Group in 1975. The Pointer Sisters had been additionally the primary Black group to carry out on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Pointer’s final recording was “Feels Like June,” a tribute music launched earlier this yr by her and Anita for his or her late sister June, who died in 2006. June and Bonnie are survived by the remaining Pointer sisters Ruth and Anita, in addition to their brothers Aaron and Fritz.

Over the years, many musicians have publicly objected to having Donald Trump use their songs throughout his rallies and marketing campaign occasions.

Axl Rose 

After Guns N’ Roses frontman realized that “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was being performed on the president’s rallies, Rose fired off a collection of tweets accusing Trump of utilizing licensing loopholes to disregard his request to cease enjoying the band’s music. “Unfortunately the Trump marketing campaign is utilizing loopholes within the numerous venues’ blanket efficiency licenses which weren’t meant for such craven political functions, with out the songwriters’ consent,” Rose tweeted on Nov. 4, 2018. 


On Oct. 27, 2018, the day after the synagogue capturing in Pittsburgh that left 11 useless, Trump performed Pharrell’s 2013 summer season hit “Happy” at a rally in Indiana, in accordance with reviews. Pharell’s legal professional  Howard King despatched a stop and desist to Trump with an announcement concerning the utilization. “There was nothing ‘completely satisfied’ concerning the tragedy inflicted upon our nation on Saturday and no permission was granted in your use of this music for this goal,” the letter learn. 

Neil Young 

If you go means again to when Trump first introduced he could be working for president on the Trump Tower in 2015, you might do not forget that Neil Young took challenge with Trump’s use of “Rockin’ within the Free World.” “Donald Trump was not approved to make use of ‘Rockin’ within the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” a spokesperson for the musician’s Lookout Management stated in an announcement in 2015. Young reiterated his emotions on his official Facebook web page: “Legally, he has the precise to, nevertheless it goes in opposition to my needs.” In July 2020, he tweeted that he “was not OK” with Trump enjoying “Rockin’ within the Free World” and “Like a Hurricane” at an occasion South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore

Prince’s property 

According to Rolling Stone, Prince’s property needed to challenge an announcement after numerous Trump rallies performed “Purple Rain.” “The Prince Estate has by no means given permission to President Trump or The White House to make use of Prince’s songs and have requested that they stop all use instantly,” Prince’s half-brother Omarr Baker wrote on Twitter Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. 


Trump did not cease on the rock style when selecting his marketing campaign playlists. After it acquired round that his rallies included songs like “Rolling within the Deep” and “Skyfall,” a spokesperson for singer Adele made clear she wished no a part of it. “Adele has not given permission for her music for use for any political campaigning,” her spokesman instructed The Guardian on the time.

The Rolling Stones 

The Rolling Stones have tried to cease Trump from enjoying the band’s music on a number of events, together with after Trump accepted the bid to be the Republican Party’s nominee in 2016 to the tune of “Start Me Up.”  “The Rolling Stones have by no means given permission to the Trump marketing campaign to make use of their songs and have requested that they stop all use instantly,” a Stones spokesperson stated in an announcement to The Daily Beast. 


At a Trump rally in Washington D.C. Sept. 2015, R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World” performed whereas Trump walked up the rostrum. Word of the band’s music enjoying on the rally prompted the band’s official Facebook web page to launch an announcement: “While we don’t authorize or condone using our music at this political occasion, and do ask that these candidates stop and desist from doing so, allow us to do not forget that there are issues of better significance at stake right here. The media and the American voter ought to deal with the larger image, and never permit grandstanding politicians to distract us from the urgent problems with the day and of the present Presidential marketing campaign.”

Elton John 

According to CNN,  Elton John was among the many main names the Trump administration reached out to to carry out at his inauguration. John’s crew declined. But even earlier than then, John’s crew publicly denounced any use of his songs for Trump’s profit. “Elton’s music has not been requested to be used in any official capability by Donald Trump. Any use of his music shouldn’t be seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump by Elton,” John’s publicist stated, in accordance with the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Steven Tyler 

In 2015, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s reps despatched a requirement to Trump’s crew to cease enjoying “Dream On” at his rallies, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter. Unlike different related calls for, Trump publicly introduced he would cease. “Even although I’ve the authorized proper to make use of Steven Tyler’s music, he requested me to not,” Trump tweeted. “Have higher one to take its place!” 


The anthemic “We Are the Champions” performed whereas Trump walked as much as the stage through the Republican National Convention in July 2016. Queen member Brian May launched a private assertion concerning the utilization: “Regardless of our views on Mr. Trump’s platform, it has all the time been in opposition to our coverage to permit Queen music for use as a political campaigning device. Our music embodies our personal desires and beliefs, however it’s for all who care to pay attention and revel in.”

The O’Jays 

O’Jays lead vocalist Eddie Levert spoke out in 2016 about using “Love Train” throughout Trump’s presidential rallies. “I want him the most effective, however I do not suppose he is the person to run our nation. So when he began utilizing ‘Love Train,’ I known as him up and instructed them, ‘Listen, man, I do not imagine in what you are doing. I’m not with you. I do not need you to make use of my voice. I’m not condoning what you are doing,” Levert instructed Billboard. 


Over the weekend of Nov. 3, 2018, Washington Post bureau chief Philip Rucker tweeted that Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Don’t Stop the Music” was enjoying throughout certainly one of Trump’s Tennessee rallies. Rihanna herself responded to the tweet, saying: “Not for for much longer… me nor my folks would ever be at or round a kind of tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!”


Village People 

After Donald Trump had authorities clear peaceable protesters from throughout the White House in June 2020, Village People co-founder Bruce Willis requested that the president cease enjoying the disco group’s hits like “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.” at marketing campaign occasions. “Sorry, however I can not look the opposite means,” he wrote.

Tom Petty 

The household of the late rocker objected to the Trump marketing campaign enjoying “I Won’t Back Down” throughout a June 20, 2020 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Tom Petty would by no means need a music of his used for a marketing campaign of hate. He appreciated to convey folks collectively,” the household wrote, including that it had despatched the marketing campaign a stop and desist request.

From Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose to pop star Rihanna

Over the years, many musicians have publicly objected to having Donald Trump use their songs throughout his rallies and marketing campaign occasions.

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