Monkees frontman Davey Jones has died at the age of 66.
Jones, the only British member of the 60’s band, died from a heart attack. According to Jones publicist, he was found in his Florida home on the morning of February 29th and it appeared that he had died from a massive heart attack in his sleep. The medical examiner in Martin County Florida also confirmed the singer and actors death to People magazine.
The Monkees were a band that was put together by Robert “Bob” Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the purposes of a television series of the same name, which only lasted 2 years despite winning two Emmy awards.
With Jones as the lead singer the band released, 121 songs on 9 different albums between 1966 and 1970, before breaking up the first time. The band also had 4 consecutive number one hits on the Billboard charts.
Some of the greatest hits the Monkees had were, ‘Daydream Believer’, ‘Rainy Jane’, ‘I’m a Believer’, and their theme song, ‘The Monkees.’
Jones also had a solo career in between reunion stints with the band and last performed in Oklahoma just a week and a half ago on February 19th.
He was married to Jessica Pacheco at the time of his death, and 4 daughters from 2 prior marriages.