Davy Jones — lead singer of The Monkees — died after suffering a heart attack this morning.
A rep for the singer has confirmed Jones was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old. Jones was married to Jessica Pacheco — his 3rd wife.
Jones joined The Monkees in 1965, along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, and together they churned out a bunch of hugely popular songs including 3 number 1 hits — “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.”
Andy Kim, writer of The Archies’ Sugar, Sugar and had his own #1 hits Rock Me Gently and Baby I Love You says: “Everybody loved Davy’s smile, the way he came across, his incredible presence and was a phenomenal ambassador for a band that didn’t really start off a band, but quickly became a force. The girls thought Davy’s sex appeal mirrors Paul McCartney’s was in The Beatles. I wrote Oh My My for Davy and Mickey’s joint album after The Monkees broke up and it was an honor to know him.”