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Monkees' Davy Jones dead at 66

posted 29 Feb 2012, 12:58 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 29 Feb 2012, 13:00 ]

Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida.

REUTERS / RHINO MUSIC / RHINO HOME VIDEO  -Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s band The Monkees, died on Wednesday (February 29) at a hospital in Florida, reportedly from a heart attack.

The singer was born in Manchester, England and became the principal teen idol of the made-for-tv rock quartet.

Although not allowed to play their own instruments on their early records, The Monkees had several songs that sold millions of copies, including mega-hit "I'm a Believer."

Jones was 66.

Bob Mezan, Reuters.