Lead singer of The Monkees has died. The English-born singer, Davy Jones, 66, reportedly died from a heat attack Wednesday morning.
TMZ is reporting that an official from the medical examiner’s office for Martin County, Florida confirmed they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away.
Jones is best known for his role in the band The Monkees, best known for hit songs, “I’m a Believer,” and “Daydream Believer.”
Jones sang lead vocals for the group including for hit song “I Wanna Be Free.”
He first joined the band in 1965 with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork when it was put together for a television show with the same name.
In 1971 the show went off the air and the group disbanded.
Jones reportedly continued on solo and was joined by Monkee Micky Dolenz and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart for the group called Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart.
Last February, Jones reportedly hinted at a Monkees reunion, telling Disnay’s Backstage Pass, “There’s even talk of putting the Monkees back together again in the next yer or so for a U.S. and UK tour.” It would be the group’s first tour in a decade following Monkeemania in 2001.
The tour kicked off in May 2011 and visited the United Kingdom, United States and Canada with a second leg of “An Evening With The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour,” planned for Fall 2011 but dates were eventually canceled.
Jones is survived by his wife Jessica Pacheco and four daughters from previous marriages.