Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner’s office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News.

The news was originally reported by TMZ.

Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. With such hits as “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” and the “Monkees” theme song, the group sold more than 50 million records.

In 2008, Yahoo Music named Jones the top teen idol of all time.

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