published Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Monkees singer Davy Jones dies in Florida at 66

INDIANTOWN, Fla. — Actor and musician Davy Jones, who gained fame with the 1960s band The Monkees, has died in Florida. He was 66.

A representative for Jones confirmed that he died Wednesday morning of a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla.

Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer."

Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England.

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