Davy Jones, the jocular singer of the 1960s superband The Monkees, died of a massive heart attack this morning in Martin County, authorities confirmed.
The 66-year-old Jones had been living on a large horse farm in Indiantown for years and spent weekends in a small condo on Hollywood Beach.
“The district 19 Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified of the death of Mr. Davy Jones,” said a medical examiner spokeswoman in Stuart. ”We are currently evaluating whether or not the Medical Examiner’s Office will take jurisdiction.”
Jones still performed solo in smaller venues and last year performed in a reunion concert with the Monkees in Los Angeles.
But through the 60s and 70s, Jones formed with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork a band that churned out chart-breaking hits like Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville and I’m a Believer.
Jones was pronounced dead at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart.
Jones was still a newlywed, having secretly gotten married in Miami in September 2009 to Jessica Pacheco, a little known Telemundo soap actress about half his age.
At 33, Pacheco is younger than two of Jones’ four adult daughters, who didn’t go to the ceremony because they didn’t approve of the relationship.
Jones, according to Broward County records, bought a $300,000 Hollywood Beach condo shortly after he met Pacheco in 2007, when the two co-starred in a play in Miami.
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