Former teen heartthrob Davy Jones dies at 66

Davy Jones was a member of made for TV band The Monkees. He died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.  His spokeswoman Helen Kensick said he had a heart attack while he was tending to the horses he kept in Indiantown, Florida.  In his final years, he lived with his third wife Jessica Pachecho-Jones in Hollywood, Florida.

Jones was born as David Thomas Jones in Manchester, England in 1945. He began his acting career at the age of 11 with Coronation Street, a television soap opera. Later, he went on to play Artful Dodger successfully in Broadway for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. In 1965, he became a member of The Monkees. It was a pop-rock group that was inspired by The Beatles.

His fellow band members were Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. The group was a huge hit with the teenagers then. He was the only British member of The Monkees.

 

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