Lead singer of the The Monkees, Davy Jones, was found dead last night, dying of a heart attack in his sleep. Jones sang many of the band’s hits, including Daydream Believer; he was aged 66.
TMZ reports the Martin County medical examiner’s office received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had died.
Jones joined the Monkees in 1965 and performed with the group until 1971. He appeared on The Monkees TV show, which was based on the band, and also had an acting career appearing as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! where he had a Tony nomination. After his fame with The Monkees, Jones made more TV appearances, mostly as himself, in shows such as The Brady Bunch, Love, American Style and My Two Dads.
With The Monkees, he released nine albums and sang lead on hits including Daydream Believer, I Wanna Be Free, Shades of Gray and Valleri.