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Davy Jones

Official Cause of Death

Heart Attack

3/1/2012 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Davy Jones died from a heart attack ... this according to the Martin County Medical Examiner.

TMZ has learned ... an autopsy was performed at 10:30 AM EST, and doctors determined Jones died from an abnormal heart rhythm caused by coronary artery atherosclerosis -- in other words, a severe heart attack.

The M.E. still has toxicology results pending, but it was obvious from the autopsy that the heart attack killed the lead singer of the Monkees.

TMZ broke the story ... Jones died yesterday after complaining of shortness of breath.

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awards    

RIP Davy! Thanks for the memories!

778 days ago
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Jason W    

I so wish I could have seen them this summer in ATL. RIP sir. You are a class act.

778 days ago
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Googie    

R.I.P Davy Jones. When I think of Davy, I remember his smile, upbeat music, good times, good memories. The Monkees would not have been a hit without Davy.

778 days ago
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carole    

My head keeps singing "Daydream Believer," by Jones. he was too young to die. love his songs. R.I.P., Davey..

778 days ago
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Silverado Mom    

I always think of Mickey as the lead singer. But Davey did it some of the time. I saw them at Knotts Berry Farm. It was so great. Such a great guy he was. I'm glad he was able to have the horses he always loved, and still play music and do concerts at his age. He was quite the talent at so many things.

778 days ago
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She's baaaack    

For the sake of his legacy I'm hoping the tox reports come back benign but he had heart disease so maybe the rest is history. I know he had some battles with alcoholism, but I think he had conquered that demon. Your fans stuck with you all the way to the end. Your sings are fresh as ever. R.I.P. Davy.

778 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

At least thank Goodness it wasn't drug related. That's three famous people now in a week now..that old adage: Houston, Jones and last night Andrew Breitbart and he's from that area and crowd out west until he had an epiphany and escaped the chains of liberalism. ;)

778 days ago
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JimmydeansausageCo.    

Sorry he's gone.

Celebrity Death pool is active lately...

778 days ago
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cawobeth    

This is very sad. I also find what guitarist Mike Nesmith especially heart-felt (see the end of article here)- http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/monkees-singer-davy-jones-dead-at-66-20120229

778 days ago
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Deborah    

I bet he wasn't full of drugs. Love you Davey Jones. This group was my first crush. Oh my gosh I'm getting old.

778 days ago
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Deborah    

RIP in peace Davey Jones. You were one of the good guys.

778 days ago
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SouthernGal820    

So sad. Loved watching their show when I was a kid.

778 days ago
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D    

Loved their silly show........watched it all the time.

778 days ago
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Criss    

Why do they keep referring to him as the lead singer? Wasn't it kind of equal between him and Micky, with Mike and Peter from time to time?

778 days ago
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cawobeth    

Of all media outlets, it is TMZ that the Monkees web-site chose to quote for the announcement of Davey's death in their news-feed. http://new.monkees.net/

778 days ago
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