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Friends and Musicians React to Davy Jones’ Passing

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The entertainment world suffered another blow yesterday as news broke that Monkees lead singer Davy Jones had died of a heart attack. Now, friends and fellow musicians are reacting to the sad news. 

Friend and fellow Monkee Mickey Dolenz says that he is still in shock at the loss. Mickey told CNN’s Pierz Morgan that Davy was not just a friend. He was like his little brother. He admitted he thought that it was an Internet hoax when he first heard the news and he never could have predicted that Davy would be the first to go because he was the youngest member of the group. He also says that Davy was a vegetarian and lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork are also speaking out about Davy. Mike told EOnline that, “David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us.” Peter added that, “that while “his talent will be much missed, his gifts will be with us always.”

Davy Jones died of a heart attack yesterday in Floria at the age of 66.

Many wrote Davy and The Monkees off as just a pre-fabricated television show band, but the group went on to have several number one records and for many it was their first indoctrination into rock and roll. I clearly remember the summer between first and second grade every day I would jump on the trampoline and listen to The Monkees. I was seven and I knew every single word to Valerie, Steppin’ Stone, Last Train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer. All of them. And I was freaking out when Davy Jones showed up on The Brady Bunch. Now, I wasn’t as in love with him as Marcia Brady was, but I still thought he was pretty cool.

Rest in peace, Davy.

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