Davy Jones, the lead singer of the hit group [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Monkees[/lastfm], has passed away at the age of 66, according to TMZ. A rep for Davy informed TMZ that the singer died after suffering a heart attack this morning.
His passing was confirmed with TMZ by the official medical examiner’s office for Martin County, Florida when they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing about his passing.
Davy joined The Monkees in 1965 with other group members Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork as a made for TV band that turned the group into teen sensations and music superstars with hits including “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train To Clarksville.” The Monkees TV series ran from 1966-68, but the group continued to record and perform live shows long beyond the show’s cancellation.
The Monkees had recently embarked on a 45th Anniversary Tour last summer, but was forced to cancel a handful of shows due to unknown reasons. Davy Jones was just spotted performing what would become his last live show in Oklahoma on Feb. 19th, and the night before at BB King in New York City with no signs of illness or anything out of the ordinary.
Davy is survived by his wife Jessica and four daughters from previous marriages.
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