The Monkees’ Jones Dies

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February 29, 2012 | 1:21pm EST

The Monkees frontman Davy Jones has died at the age of 66.
The Daydream Believer singer passed away at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, according to TMZ.com.

No further details surrounding his death were available as WENN went to press.

The British-born star began his career as a child actor on long-running U.K. soap opera Coronation Street before finding fame in the 1960s as a member of The Monkees, a group formed to star in a TV series of the same name.

The band split in 1971 and Jones went on to established himself as a solo star. He also joined forces with his fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz to form their own group, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, with songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

The I’m A Believer hitmakers reunited for a disastrous tour in 2001. Another get-together, for their 45th anniversary trek last year, also ended abruptly when the group cancelled the second half of its tour without explanation.

Jones last hit the stage on 19 February for a solo show in Oklaholma.

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