Monkees star Davy Jones cause of death was a heart attack, an autopsy report completed on Thursday concluded. Davy Jones died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 66. While toxicology tests are still pending, there is little suspicion of any contributing drug or alcohol use in the music legend’s death.
Davy Jones was the heart-throb crush for millions of young fans in the 1960s when the Monkees shot to stardom. In addition to their memorable collection of chart-topping hits, such as “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer,” the Monkees also starred in a cult classic television show for two years.
According to Jones’ spokeswoman, Helen Kensick, Davy Jones suffered a heart attack while he was visiting his horses at his stable. A ranch hand reportedly found him in distress and called 911. The Monkees star was rushed to the Martin Memorial Hospital in Martin County, Florida, but could not be saved.
Jones loved his horses and loved to ride. In the days leading up to his death, Jones reportedly spent time riding and hanging out with his family. Davy Jone’s last performance took place just a short time before his death on February 19 in Oklahoma and he reportedly seemed fine.
Monkees band mate Micky Dolenz said in a press statement that he felt something bad was going to happen the day Davy Jones died. “Can’t believe it…Still in shock…had bad dreams all night long,” Dolenz said. “I am in a state of shock … The time we worked together and had together is something I’ll never forget. He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime. My condolences go out to his family.
Monkees bassist Peter Tork also released a statement about the sudden death of his former Monkees co-star. “It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones. His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always … Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy.”
Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized, according to a spokesperson for Jones’ family.
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