December 30, 1945 – February 29, 2012
It was announced today, February 29, 2012, that Monkees front man Davy Jones has passed away of a massive heart attack.
According to one of his employees:
“Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses. He had lived on the ranch since the 1980’s. He complained of not feeling well, earlier in the day. He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses.”
The medical examiner received a call from the Martin Memorial Hospital confirming the news.
He was 66 years old. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.
Within 15 minutes of the announcement, Davy’s website crashed.
Details to come.
No more reunions. Well, one was never very likely.
WHITE-OUT I curse thee!
Sometimes Davy signed this lovely autograph to a young fan. If this was Davy’s sense of humor, it might be construed as mean-spirited. Or British.
According to the Palm Beach Post – there will be no Florida public funeral, however Davy will be buried there.
No word on public memorial services in New York and England.
The family asks that contributions be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the local chapter in honor of Jones’ niece, Deborah Jane Wilkinson, who in 1995 died from the disorder.
Rest in Peace, sugartits.
Mark Langlois writes: Davy Jones was nominated for a Tony for his role in the original 1963 Broadway production ofOliver!
This brought him to US Television to perform it’s numbers on The Ed Sullivan Show, and the same night The Beatles were introduced to America. “I watched the Beatles from the side of the stage, I saw the girls going crazy, and I said to myself, this is it, I want a piece of that.”
” Charles Manson was not a Monkee!”