Sonny Bono, musician and U. Congressman, died at the age of 62 in a skiing accident on Jan. He skied into a wooded area and hit a tree. His family reported him missing after he did not return. It was determined that he died of head injuries. Bono was previously married to superstar, Cher. Their daughter, Chastity, was born in They divorced in but continued to perform together for several years.
Representative Sonny Bono, whose unexpected career in Republican politics followed an equally unexpected -- and successful -- career as a singer and television star with his former wife Cher, was killed on Monday afternoon when he crashed into a tree while skiing in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was 62 and lived in Palm Springs, Calif. Bono was skiing with his wife, Mary Whitaker, and their two children when he left them about P. Unaware that he had not made it down the hill, his wife, their son, Chesare, 9, and daughter, Chianna, 6, waited at the bottom of the slope. When he failed to appear after several hours, they reported him missing. Bono's body was found by the ski patrol about P.
Who Was Sonny Bono?
Sign In. Edit Sonny Bono. Showing all 31 items. According to his widow, Bono was addicted to pain killers at the time of his death and was taking up to 20 pills a day. Elected to the United States House of Representatives. Son, with Cher , Chaz Bono. Half-brother-in-law of Georganne LaPiere. Became interested in politics rather late in life, when he decided he wanted a bigger sign for the restaurant he had opened in Palm Springs California and ran straight into red tape, dealing with the city government. Bono had never voted or registered before, but resolved to change things by running for mayor.
He was a Palm Springs icon, born Salvatore Phillip Bono to a Sicilian peasant and a second-generation Italian-American whose marriage was arranged when his mother was In Washington D. But, to everyone else, he was Sonny. He and his fourth wife, Mary, often went skiing around Lake Tahoe. So, Sonny and Mary went skiing with some friends to usher in