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Death of Sonny Bono, Bio, Family, Net Worth, Kids, Height, Songs

Death of Sonny Bono, Bio, Family, Net Worth, Kids, Height, Songs

Facts of Sonny Bono

Full Name: Sonny Bono
Birth Date: February 16, 1935
Age: 87 years
Death Date: January 5, 1998
Gender: Male
Profession: Songwriter
Country: United States
Horoscope: Aquarius
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
WifeMary Whitaker
MarriedMary Whitaker
DivorceDonna Rankin, Cher, Susie Coelho,
Net Worth$4 million
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBrown
Birth PlaceDetroit
StatusMarried
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
ReligionChristianity
EducationInglewood High School
FatherSanto Bono
MotherZena Bono
SiblingsBetty Bono, Fran Bono
KidsChristie, Chastity, Chesare Elan, Chianna Maria
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American singer, actor, and politician late Sonny Bono came into the limelight after he had a partnership with his second wife Cher in the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher.

What Nationality is Sonny Bono?

Sonny opened his eyes to this world on February 16 of the year 1935 in Detroit, Michigan the United States of America. This makes 87 years old as of 2022. Sonny used to celebrate his birthday every 16 February with his friends and family. According to his date of birth, Sonny fell under the Aquarius sun sign.

His real name of Sonny was Salvatore Phillip Bono. Bono is the son of Santo Bono (father) and Zena Bono (mother). He has two siblings whose names are Betty Bono and Fran Bono. Bono held American nationality and belonged to Italian American ethnic background. Likewise, he had faith and believed in the Christian religion.

Did Sonny complete his education?

Sonny dropped out of college. Sonny was doing his high school education at Inglewood High School. After quoting his study Sonny took many other jobs while he was trying to be a songwriter.

How many times did Sonny Bono marry?

Sonny got married four times in his life period altogether. The name of the first wife of Bono was Donna Rankin. He tied his marriage knot with Donna on November 3 of the year 1954. The pair shared one beautiful daughter with each other.

After the ending of his first marriage, he tied the marriage knot with co-artist Cher. Cher Bono spent a long period of her life with Bono. The pair tied their marriage knot in the year 1964. They share one daughter with each other. Bono and Cher got divorced each other in the year 1975.

Sonny Bono with his ex-wife
Caption: Sonny Bono with his ex-wife (Photo: Shutterstock)

After the failure of his second marriage, he tied his marriage knot with Susie Coelho. They tied their marriage knot in the year 1983. They stayed in a marital relationship for one year and got divorced in 1984. The fourth and last marriage Bono is Mary Whitaker. The pair tied the marriage knot in the year 1986. They had two children with each other. They were together with each other since the death of Bono.

Was Sonny Bono a father?

Bono was the father of four beautiful children. The name of the first daughter of Bono was Christie. Likewise, from his second marriage, had one daughter whose name is Chastity. Chastity was born in the year 1969.

Sonny Bono with his children
Caption: Sonny Bono with his children (Photo: Billboard)

From the last marriage, he had one daughter and one son. The name of his son was Chesare Elan (born in 1988). Likewise, the name of his daughter was Chianna Maria (born in 1991).

What was the Net Worth of Sonny Bono?

At the time of his death of Bono, he had an estimated net worth of $4 million approximately. Sonny was earning this huge sum of money from his professional career as a songwriter. Bono has written many hit songs in his career for many singers. Besides that, he also used to get paid a hefty sum for his political career as well.

Sonny Bono with his car
Caption: Sonny Bono with his car (Photo: Billboard)

In the United States, songwriters can make up to $56,011 as their annual salary. So, we can assume that Bono also used to get a salary in the same range.

When did Sonny Bono die?

Sonny left this world on January 5 of the year 1998. He took his last breath in Heavenly Mountain Resort – California Lodge, California of the United States of America. The reason for the death of Bono was Skiing Accident. According to his wife of Bono, Bono was heavily on painkillers when he died. However, the autopsy of Bono came back clean.

How tall is Sonny Bono?

Sonny stood at the height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. He had a body weight of 75kg. On the other hand, he had an attractive pair of hazel eyes and brown color hair.

Professional Career of Sonny Bono

  • Sonny started his professional career in the field of entertainment in the early years of the 1960s.
  • He began his career as a songwriter.
  • In his successful career, he had worked with Jack Nitzsche with whom he wrote Needles and Pins.
  • Additionally, Bono has also written Things You Do to me. 
  • With his wife Cher, Bono gave hit songs such as I Got You, Babe.
Sonny Bono in the frame
Caption: Sonny Bono in the frame (Photo: Billboard)
  • The pair also made a singing duo with the title Sonny and Cher.
  • Some of the other songs he has worked with are Bang Bang, The Beat Goes On, You Better Sit Down, Baby don’t Go, and so on.
  • Besides these,  his ex-wife Cher and Bono also started a television show with title The Sonny and Cher Show.
  • Sonny joined politics after undergoing significant frustration with regional government bureaucracy.
  • In the year 1992, Sonny ran for the Republican nomination.

FAQs of Sonny Bono

What was the age difference between Sonny and Cher?

Cher and Sonny came to know each other in the year 1962. Cher was just 16 years old and Sonny was 28 years old when they met.

Was Sonny Bono a good skier?

Sonny was a very good skier. He used to get called a very proficient skier.

Who got Sonny Bono’s money when he died?

After the death of Bono, the money of Bono was taken by the surviving spouse and his two children, Chastity Bono and Christy Bono Face.

At which party was Sonny Bono?

Sonny used to associate with the party Republican Party.