Davy Jones Dies at Age 66

by | February 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM | Music

Davy Jones (Getty Images)

Pop icon and former lead singer of The Monkees Davy Jones has died of an apparent heart attack, reports TMZ.

A representative for Jones confirmed that the 66-year-old singer passed away this morning. The statement followed earlier reports of Jones’ death from an official at a Martin County, Florida medical examiner’s office, who claimed he received a call this morning from Memorial Hospital informing him of the star’s passing.

Jones leaves behind his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and four daughters from two previous marriages. The “Daydream Believer” singer had reunited with Monkees bandmates Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork for a 45th anniversary tour in 2011. A second leg of the tour was canceled without explanation in August.

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