Davy Jones, singer for the acting quartet/band The Monkees, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Marin County, Florida, according to CNN.
The singer, who was most famous for The Monkees’ 1960s hits “Daydream Believer” and the often-covered “(I’m Not) Your Steppin’ Stone,” was apparently rushed to a nearby hospital after complaints of troubled breathing. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Jones and the rest of The Monkees reached the height of their popularity in the mid-to-late 1960s when their television show reached an audience of millions. The show was loosely based off The Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night.”
The band blurred the lines between fiction and reality by recording, writing, and performing songs both on TV and live on stage. The band reached No. 1 on Billboard’s charts with numerous singles, in addition to four No. 1 albums.
The CNN article reports that Jones is survived by his third wife and four daughters from his two prior marriages.
Fellow Monkee Peter Tork told the publication ”His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always.”