Bonnie Pointer’s Cause of Death Revealed as Cardiac Arrest

Singer Bonnie Pointer‘s cause of death has been revealed.

The 69-year-old founding member of the ’70s and ’80s R&B group The Pointer Sisters died after going into cardiopulmonary arrest, according to her death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The document revealed that the musician, born Patricia Eva Pointer, died at her home on June 8 at 3:37 a.m.

The report noted that she also suffered from liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver (alcohol-related) for nearly a decade.

A representative from the Los Angeles Country Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Bonnie’s death was previously confirmed by the singer’s sister and former bandmate, Anita.

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning,” Anita, 72, said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Georgia Slater

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