‘The Monkees’ Singer Davy Jones Dies at Age 66

by on January 13th, 2011
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The music world is saddened once again by the loss of another one if its greats. Singer, Davy Jones was at home when he reportedly suffered a heart attack. According to the entertainment news website TMZ, the medical examiner’s office in Martin County, Fla., confirmed that Martin Memorial Hospital had informed them of Jones’ death. Jones passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29. He was 66 years old.

Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. He was the lead signer of the wildly popular group, The Monkees. The group was formed in 1965 to accompany a show by the same name. Jones remained a member of the group until 1971 when the show was taken off the air. During their time as a group The Monkees released hits like “I Wanna Be Free” and “Daydream Believer.” After leaving The Monkees, Jones continued to contribute to the music world through his song writing.

In 1971, Jones also appeared on “The Brady Bunch,” as himself. On the episode which was titled “Getting Davy Jones,” Marcia promises her friends that she will get Jones to perform at their prom, but it turns out that it was more difficult than she thought. That’s when the rest of her family steps in to contact Jones. In the end, Jones does make it to the prom.

One fan remembers Jones on Twitter by tweeting:
“R.I.P. Davy Jones. The Monkeys were before my time but the Brady Bunch episode wasn’t.” Michele Mahone @Mmahone

His final album was released in 2009. The album that was simply titled “She” was a collection of handpicked classic songs from the ’40s through the ’70s.

According to The Palm Beach Post, in an interview Jones told them he had a stress test performed and was told by the doctor that he “had the heart of a 25-year-old.” He went on to tell The Post that the doctor released him for any sort of exercise he wanted to take part in.

In Jones’ personal life, he was married three times. The latest was to his current wife Jessica, in August of 2009. He is survived by his wife and four children; Talia, Sarah, Jessica, and Annabel.

The official cause of death has yet to be determined, and there is no word on the final arrangements for Jones.


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