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Published:February 29th, 2012 17:58 EST
Monkees Lead Singer Davy Jones Passes Away at Age 66

Monkees Lead Singer Davy Jones Passes Away at Age 66

By Garrett Godwin

TMZ was the first to break the news that 1960s teen heartthrob Davy Jones died from a heart attack Wednesday morning at the age of 66.

He is best known as the lead singer of The Monkees, whose chart-toppers includes "Last Train to Clarksville", "I`m a Believer", "Daydream Believer", and "(I`m Not Your) Steppin` Stone". The genesis of the group started on the small screen with a television series that lasted two seasons on NBC (1966-68) about four guys trying to achieve success as a band similar to the Beatles.

Though originally dubbed by critics as the "Pre-Fab Four", The Monkees received newfound popularity and respect thanks to MTV in 1986 and reruns in syndication. Since then, the band has continued to tour -- including last year`s tour to celebrate their 45th anniversary.

Jones, who was born in England, is survived by wife Jessica and daughters Talia Elizabeth, Sarah Lee, Jessica Lillian, and Annabel Charlotte.

 

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