Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees dies in Fla at 66
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Fans of the former heartthrob singer Davy Jones of The Monkees have left flowers at his Hollywood star, mourning his death in Florida at age 66.
Jones' publicist, Helen Kensick, says the 1960s star died of a heart attack Wednesday morning near his home in Indiantown, Fla.
Jones was born in England in 1945 and gained fame in the 1960s singing catchy songs with the made-for-TV rock group The Monkees, an American version of the Beatles. His moppish long hair and boyish good looks won him millions of adoring fans.
The group rocketed up the charts with songs including "I'm a Believer" and "Daydream Believer."
"The Monkees" lasted just two years on TV, from 1966 until 1968. Though the group ultimately broke up, their most popular hits still endure.