Davy Jones sang lead on several of The Monkees' hits
Source: Jones suffered an apparent heart attack
"The Monkees" television series premiered in 1966 and lasted for two seasons
Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series “The Monkees,” died Wednesday, according to the Martin County, Florida, sheriff’s office. He was 66.
A witness told authorities he was with Jones in Indiantown, Florida, when Jones “began to complain of not feeling well and having trouble breathing,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Jones was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
A Martin County law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said Jones apparently suffered a heart attack.
Laurie Jacobson, whose company Living Legends LTD often booked Jones for Hollywood nostalgia shows, spoke with him two days ago about several new bookings.
“He was a vegetarian, and there was not an ounce of fat on the guy,” Jacobson said. “He lived on the beach in Florida and ran miles every morning. This is the last person I expected this to happen to. He couldn’t have been in better shape.”