Sonny married Mary Whitake in Febuary 1986. They were married until Sonny's death on January 5, 1998. He left two children from the marriage to Mary, Chesare Elan and Chianna Maria.
Sonny acknowledged an illegitimate son, Sean, born in 1964 from an affair with Mimi Machu while married to Cher.
Sonny married Donna Rankin in 1954. They divorced in 1962. They had one child, daughter Christy Bono.
Sonny married Susie Coelho in 1981. They divorced in 1984. They had no children together.
Sonny died at the age of 62.
Sonny was in the Republican party.
When Ex-Wife Cher auctioned off hundreds of outfits, jewelry, props and dozens of other types of things from her carreer she kept Sonny's piano because she didn't sell anything "she couldn't live without".
Despite having never casting a vote in his life, Sonny won the mayorship of Palm Springs by the widest margin in history.
Sonny became a Scientologist, but he claimed to still be Roman Catholic on all official documents, campaign materials, websites, etcetera, perhaps because of the negative connotations of Scientology.
Sonny married Cher on October 27 1964 and divorced on June 26 1975. They had one child, Chastity Bono.
Sonny Bono joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in episode 70 entitled "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow."
Sonny served as the mayor of Palm Springs, California.
Sonny was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994.
Sonny: (Bono told the Washington Press Club Foundation shortly after taking office in January 1995). The last thing in the world I thought I would be is a U.S. congressman, given all the bobcat vests and Eskimo boots I used to wear.
Sonny: You're just borrowing (fame). It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.