R.I.P. Davy Jones

Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66 after heart attack

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

(RxWiki News) Monkees lead singer Davy Jones, best known for fronting a pop group featured in a television series of the same name, has died at the age of 66 of a heart attack.

Jones had a heart attack in his Florida home this morning and was transported to Martin Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, TMZ has reported.

Jones' publicist, Deborah Robicheau, confirmed he had a massive heart attack and died in his sleep.

Jones formed the Monkees in 1965 with bandmates Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and they churned out a string of hits including "I Wanna Be Free," "Daydream Believer"and "Last Train to Clarksville."

After the scripted TV show ended in 1971, the Monkees disbanded, but Jones continued a solo career, punctuated with a number of reunion performances.

He also made acting appearances over the years on TV shows including Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Boy Meets World, and perhaps most memorably in The Brady Bunch. He also appeared in The Brady Bunch Movie.

Jones most recently performed Feb. 19 in Oklahoma.

Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and four daughters from previous marriages.

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February 29, 2012
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February 29, 2012