R.I.P. Davy Jones

Actor, singer, and teen idol Davy Jones of 1960s pop sensation The Monkees has died of a heart attack. He was 66 years old.

Jones was rushed to Martin Hospital South in Florida after he complained of having difficulty breathing. On Wednesday he was pronounced dead.

He began his career in the West End theatre district of London, earning a Tony Award nomination at the age of 18 for his turn as the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

In 1965, he was recruited to join The Monkees alongside Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. Although the band was criticised for being a pre-fabricated Beatles knock-off, their TV show of the same name was an international success, and the band released smash hits such as Daydream Believer and I’m a Believer.

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


9 Responses to “R.I.P. Davy Jones”

  1. One of my childhood heroes. I was a huge fan of the Monkees, and of course Davy in particular. Thanks for making my early life that much richer, mate.

  2. Today my thoughts go back to the sixties when The Monkees came to Sydney, Australia.. Thanks for the memories.. I totally loved your music and Television show.
    Rest in Peace Davey once again—-Thanks.

  3. RIP Davy – you and the guys gave so much happiness to we baby boomers. Off to dig out the CD now.

  4. Remember your appearance on The Brady Bunch but that’s about it. You had a great smile & voice. RIP Davey….

  5. Loved the music, loved the show, remember it very fondly. Playing Monkees music today and its still soooo good.

  6. I remember the music, show, and dancing, and singing along with the Monkees music, All the guys were good and seamed to have a fellowship among them. I am sure he will be missed by all the fans and friends, I know I will miss him, may he go with God, and rest in peace, but never be forgotten.

  7. R.I.P davey we wil miss u but never forget u xx loved your music

  8. RIP prayers for strength for his family and friends as they face the future without him. Many memories of afternoons watching the show.

  9. my first crush was Davey. at work today we women of a certain age and a couple of the guys had a real do you remember when session. we all agreed that the monkeys were great fun and so innocent. love you Davey ands thanks for all the good memories.

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