|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 44th district
January 3, 1995 – January 5, 1998
|Preceded by||Al McCandless|
|Succeeded by||Mary Bono|
|16th Mayor of Palm Springs|
April 1988 – April 1992
|Preceded by||Frank Bogert|
|Succeeded by||Lloyd Maryanov|
Salvatore Phillip Bono
February 16, 1935
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||January 5, 1998 (aged 62)|
Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
|Cause of death||Skiing accident|
|Resting place||Desert Memorial Park|
(m. 1954; div. 1962)
(m. 1969; div. 1975)
(m. 1983; div. 1984)
Mary Whitaker (m. 1986)
|Children||4, including Chaz|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, songwriter, producer, actor|
Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935 - January 5, 1998) was a recording artist, a producer, singer-songwriter, actor and politician. He was married to Cher between 1964 and 1975, during which time they formed the duo Sonny & Cher. Together, they had numerous hit records and singles. They had several children, including Chastity Bono (who would later be renamed Chaz Bono). Sonny was killed in a skiing accident.
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