Davy Jones’ Funeral Arrangements and Public Memorials Made for Florida, New York And UK
Funeral arrangements and public memorials for the Monkees' late singer, Davy Jones, have been made following his unexpected death last week. Jones will be buried privately in Florida, where he resided with his wife, Jessica Pacheo, up until his Feb. 29 death at age 66. Public memorials are also being planned for those in the New York area, as well as in the United Kingdom, for the Manchester-born entertainer.
Jones died following a "happy family weekend with his wife and her family, riding horses," according to his rep, Helen Kensick. ''There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong. He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses. The medical examiner has confirmed his cause of death.''
The Monkees -- comprised of Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith -- were formed to star in their own music-based television series, which began in 1966 and ran until 1968. However, they continued recording and touring steadily for a couple of years after the show was cancelled, and then regrouped (with varying lineups) for a series of reunion albums and tours over the following decades.
The Monkees, without Nesmith, last reunited in the summer of 2011 and played many venues throughout the UK, United States and Canada for their 45th anniversary tour. See one of Jones' final performances in the video below.
Watch the Monkees Perform 'Daydream Believer' Live (June 2011)