Davy Jones Funeral Plans Announced
Funeral plans for former Monkees frontman Davy Jones, who died at age 66 on Feb. 29, are in the works.
A private service will take place in Florida, where Jones had been living up to his death, the Washington Post reports. The date and location of the funeral has not yet been determined.
Public services will also take place in New York and the U.K., though no dates were provided as of Friday.
"Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses. There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong," Jones' rep said in a statement. "He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses. The medical examiner has confirmed his cause of death."
Jones' family is asking donations to be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or a local chapter in honor of Jones' niece, who died 17 years ago from it.
Jones, the pint-sized, mop-haired English lead singer of The Monkees, the 1960s music group created for television to capitalize on the pop music craze fueled by The Beatles, died Feb. 29 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, Fla., after suffering a heart attack.
The onetime teen idol and Tony Award nominee continued to perform long after the Monkees’ demise, appearing as recently as Feb. 19 at a casino in Thackerville, Okla.