Davy Jones of The Monkees Dead at 66
By Daniel Gates | 1:00 pm, February 29th, 2012
Davy Jones of The Monkees has died.
He was 66.
Jones reportedly suffered a heart attack in Florida.
He is survived by his wife and four children from previous marriages.
Jones and Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork were assembled into a pop group for a TV show called The Monkees.
The Monkees’ hits, including “I’m A Believer,” “Daydream Believer,” and “Last Train to Clarksville,” made the quartet one of the most commercially successful groups of the 1960s.
In a statement from Dolenz to Gossip Cop, the musician said: “I am in a state of shock; Davy and I grew up together and shared in the unique success of what became The Monkees phenomena.”
He added, “The time we worked together and had together is something I’ll never forget. He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime.”
“My condolences go out to his family,” he concluded.
Below, check out VIDEO of Jones performing in New York just days ago – along with one of his most beloved classics.
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Davy Jones, NYC February 2012:
“I’m A Believer”: