Davy Jones was by far the most recognizable member of the Monkees, the group put together in 1966 for a television show that became immensely popular. He had a boyish good looks and an endearing British accent that made him the perfect lead singer of the band.
The autopsy performed on Davy Jones has revealed he died of ventricular fibrillation due to severe coronary artery atherosclerosis. The toxicology results are still pending.
Davy Jones, a singer and actor best known for his work in the ’60s band the Monkees, was 66 when he died last week. He had a heart attack while visiting his horses on his Florida ranch, and he later died in the hospital.
An autopsy found that the cause of death for Jones was a severe heart attack, and toxicology tests confirmed it. The singer had a severe build-up in his arteries, and he also had congested lungs.
His former bandmates in the Monkees, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, have been speaking about him with admiration and sadness. And fans all over the world have been posting their condolences. Plans for a memorial service are underway, with private family services and public events in New York and London being considered. Davy Jones is survived by four daughters from previous marriages. He leaves behind a legion of devoted fans and admirers. His death was a shock to the world.
Davy Jones’ death at the age of 66 was the result of a heart attack. His daughter said he had been feeling chest pains prior to his death, but just thought it was a case of heartburn. He had even visited a cardiologist to make sure his heart was okay, just weeks before the Monkees went on their reunion tour.
The diminutive mop-haired Englishman rocketed to fame as the frontman of The Monkees, a television band created for a teeny bopper craze in the 1960s. His boyish good looks and charming manner earned him many fans, including his fellow Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork.
The singer suffered a heart attack while visiting his horses on his ranch in Florida. He died later that day in a hospital, according to the Martin County Medical Examiner. The cause of death has been ruled as an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. The disorder is the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest and can be treated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medication, implanted devices, or surgery.
Davy Jones, 66, died in February after suffering a heart attack near his Florida home. His death came as a shock to baby boomers, who lit up social media with nostalgic remembrances of the Monkees TV show and hit records like Daydream Believer.
He reportedly suffered from an abnormal heart rhythm known as ventricular arrhythmia, or ventricular fibrillation, which is caused by blockage of blood flow to the heart due to hardening of the arteries. But according to an episode of American TV series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…, Jones had visited a cardiologist a year prior and was told that he had the heart of a 25-year-old.
A ranch hand saw him in distress while he was visiting his horses, and called 911. A helicopter took him to a nearby hospital, but it was too late. He was pronounced dead shortly after. The Monkees received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989 and have had four number one albums in the US, but the band has yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Monkees singer died of a heart attack, according to the Martin County medical examiner’s autopsy report. The 66-year-old had severe build-up of fatty deposits in his arteries. He also had cannabinoids — the chemical compounds found in marijuana — in his system, but it didn’t cause his death.
Jones was a star of the 1960s and was known for his charm and British accent. But his death in February surprised many fans. He was 66, and that is young for a man to have his first heart attack.
Robin Swietoniowski is a longtime fan from central New York who saw the Monkees perform at Turning Stone Casino last month. She hoped to take a picture with him, but it took several tries — and a lot of persistence — before she got a good shot. She was heartbroken when she heard about his death.