'60s pop icon and Monkees frontman Davy Jones has passed away. Jones died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 66 earlier this morning in Indiantown, Florida, where he lived. His death was confirmed in Martin County by the Florida Medical Examiner's Office. Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica Pacheco-Jones, and four daughters from previous marriages.
Jones rose to fame with the popular television/music group The Monkees in 1965. Originally put together for a scripted Beatles-inspired television show, the group achieved equal success as pop musicians, making several chart-topping songs including "I'm a Believer," "Daydream Believer," and "Last Train to Clarksville."
After joining The Monkees, Davy Jones became a household name and a teen heartthrob overnight. He made appearances on The Brady Bunch and Love, American Style and performed together with former members of The Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith during reunion shows. Jones was voted the top teen idol of all time by Yahoo! Music. Watch the "I'm A Believer" video >> Posted 02.29.12 by reelz