Davy Jones was a teen heartthrob during the 1960s as The Monkees lead singer. Today he suffered a fatal heart attack in Florida.
Davy Jones, born David Thomas Jones in Manchester, England on December 30, 1945, died Wednesday at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. He was in hospital after experiencing chest pains Tuesday evening at his home in Indiantown, Florida.
Davy Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 along with Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, the only Brit in one of the most popular boy bands of the era. The band was cast for a TV show but the group became one of the most popular standards on the radio with hits like "Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer". The TV series lasted from 1965 until 1971.
After the series Jones went on to a solo singing career although he never achieved the same status.
Jones achieved pop star status. His good looks carried him to a several guest starring roles as himself on shows like The Brady Bunch and My Two Dads.
Davy Jones was married three times. His current wife, Jessica Pacheco is a Telemundo television producer. He had four daughters from his first two marriages.