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Davy Jones

To Be Cremated

3/6/2012 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Davy Jones
' body will be cremated ... family sources tell TMZ.

We're told there will be a memorial service for the singer in Florida, though the date is TBA.

TMZ broke the story ... Davy died last week from an apparent heart attack, which the singer suffered at a ranch near his Florida home, where he was visiting his horses.

Davy has not been cremated yet, and the family is still discussing what to do with his ashes. Funeral plans for the singer are also still up in the air.

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Davy Jones

To Be Buried in Florida

3/2/2012 11:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Davy Jones will be buried in Florida, a rep for the Monkees legend said today, but no timetable for the funeral has been set. 

Public memorials are being planned for New York and the UK as well, but no dates have been announced for those either. 

As TMZ first reported, Jones died Wednesday in Florida as the result of a heart attack.

His rep released a statement today, saying, "Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses."

The rep added, "There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong. He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses. The medical examiner has confirmed his cause of death."

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Davy Jones

One of His Final Recordings

3/2/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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In the months leading to his death, Davy Jones recorded what would become one of his final songs -- for a children's television show -- and TMZ has obtained a clip.

The song -- recorded several months ago for a children's TV show called "Shushybye" -- contains  lyrics about wishing on a star, and traveling to some kind of dreamland where dreams are made.

Davy sings, "Here's my wish, my wish for what I want my dreams to be / The star will bring me to the dreamery / Just for me, just for me."

The song was scheduled to debut in May when the show premieres.

Maureen McCormick

"Davy Was a Beautiful Soul"

3/1/2012 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Brady Bunch" star Maureen McCormick -- who famously shared an on-screen kiss with Davy Jones on the 70s sitcom -- is finally breaking her silence on the singer's death ... telling TMZ, "Davy was a beautiful soul."

Maureen -- aka "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" -- tells us, Davy "spread love and goodness around the world. He filled our lives with happiness, music, and joy."

She adds, "He will live on in our hearts forever. May he rest in peace."

Davy guest-starred on 'The Bunch' back in '71 -- playing himself in an episode where Marcia tries to convince him to sing at her prom.

In case you've forgotten, she got him ...

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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'Sugar, Sugar' Singer

FLOORED by Davy's Death --

He Was in 'Perfect Health'

3/1/2012 1:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The lead singer of the 60s band The Archies -- famous for singles like "Sugar, Sugar" -- is completely shocked by Davy Jones' death ... telling TMZ, Davy was in "perfect health" just months before his death.

66-year-old Ron Dante -- whose group released several hits around the same time as The Monkees -- tells us, he was great friends with Davy ... and even spoke to him a few months ago, when Davy appeared to be doing just fine.

Dante tells us, he and Davy had been in discussions to do a show together not too long ago ... and possibly even cut a few records -- but those plans never materialized.

Dante adds, Davy "will be missed by millions."

Fun fact: The Monkees and the The Archies shared the same manager ... Don Kirshner.

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Davy Jones’ Death

Revs Up Monkeemobile Mystery

2/29/2012 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The sudden death of Davy Jones today has re-opened the greatest mystery in television history -- what the hell happened to the infamous Monkeemobile??? And TMZ has the answer ...

For those of you under 55 ... the Monkeemobile is the modified Pontiac GTO made famous on the 1960s Monkees TV show -- and the second Davy died ... it became THE hot topic in the Monkees fan world.

Famed car customizer George Barris -- who built the car for the show -- tells TMZ, he's been getting calls non-stop ever since Davy passed away ... bombarded with questions like, “Where is the car? Is it still available? Can we see it? Can we take a photo with it?”
 
But there's one problem ... George doesn't have the car anymore -- he sold it at auction back in 2008 for roughly $500,000 ... to a Michigan man by the name of Mel Gutherie.

And Mel tells us, he's always open to fans taking pictures with the car -- but they better be willing to travel to the Midwest ... because he doesn't feel comfortable driving it very far. In fact, he had to have it TRUCKED to a Davy Jones concert in 2010, where Davy signed the hood (above).

Fun fact -- in approximately 40 years, the car has only racked up 8,000 miles.

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Davy Jones

The 911 Call

2/29/2012 3:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed moments after Davy Jones suffered an apparent heart attack and subsequently died.

You hear a frantic woman on the line -- presumably the ranch hand -- saying that they are getting Davy in a truck and driving to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

It's apparent from the call, Davy was in terrible shape when the woman phoned the 911 dispatcher.

Judging from the tape, it appears Davy may have been alive and died in the emergency room at the hospital.

Micky Dolenz

I Knew Something Was Wrong

2/29/2012 11:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Micky Dolenz says he had a feeling something bad was going to happen today ... saying  he "had bad dreams all night long" ... only to later learn about the death of his friend Davy Jones.

Dolenz released a statement moments ago ... saying, "Can't believe it...Still in shock...had bad dreams all night long."

In a separate statement, Dolenz added -- "I am in a state of shock ... The time we worked together and had together is something I'll never forget. He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime. My condolences go out to his family.

Monkees bassist Peter Tork also released a statement about Jones which reads:

"It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones.

His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. My deepest sympathy to Jessica and the rest of his family.

Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy."

Monkees Singer Davy Jones

Dead at 66

From Heart Attack

2/29/2012 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Davy Jones
-- lead singer of The Monkees -- died after suffering a heart attack this morning ... TMZ has learned.

An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida confirmed with TMZ they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away.

We're told Davy suffered the heart attack at a ranch near his Florida home, where he was visiting his horses. Davy began experiencing distress while he was sitting in his car, and that's where a ranch hand found him.

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The ranch hand told Sheriff's detectives ... the singer began to complain that he was not feeling well and was having trouble breathing. Paramedics were called and Jones was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Authorities say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old.  Jones was married to Jessica Pacheco -- his 3rd wife.

Jones joined The Monkees in 1965 ... along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork ... and together they churned out a bunch of hugely popular songs including 3 number 1 hits --  "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."

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The group was initially cast by TV producers who wanted to create a scripted series about an actual rock n' roll band.  But the group exploded, and Jones in particular became a Beatles-caliber heartthrob.

The Monkees songs were covered by huge bands like Coldpay, and Smash Mouth's version of "I'm a Believer" was famously featured in "Shrek."

Davy's last performance was on February 19th in Oklahoma -- the night before, he performed "Daydream Believer" and "It's Nice to Be with You" at the BB King Blues Club in NYC ... and he looked totally fine (video below).



Al Roker on Davy Jones

'A Little Bit of My Youth Just Died'

2/29/2012 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Davy Jones
' death was a crushing blow to thousands of famous people across the Internet -- including Al Roker ... who spoke for millions when he tweeted, "A little bit of my youth just died."

Elijah Wood, Boy George, and Rosie O'Donnell also weighed in online ... check out some of the Twibutes.

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