Monkees' Davy Jones Dead at 66

Singer suffered fatal heart attack
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2012 12:59 PM CST

(Newser) – Monkees frontman Davy Jones died of a heart attack this morning in Florida at the age of 66. Jones had the heart attack in his home, and was taken to Martin Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, a spokesman tells TMZ. He gave what turned out to be his final performance just 10 days ago in Oklahoma.

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The Monkees were a semi-fictional band created for an NBC show. In their earliest days, they weren't even allowed to play their own instruments, but the group wound up being a smash—with No. 1 hits "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer"—and Jones, its lead singer, achieved heartthrob status. He is survived by his third wife, Jessica Pacheco, and four children from previous marriages. (Read more Davy Jones stories.)

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