RIP: Davy Jones of The Monkees Dead at 66

The Monkees frontman has passed away.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Davy Jones, lead singer of the 1960s fun pop-rock band The Monkees, has died. He was 66 years old.

An official from the Martin County, Fla. medical examiner’s office confirmed the passing to ABC News, and a heart attack is believed to be the cause of death. Jones is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters from previous marriages.

Jones first joined The Monkees in 1965, and helped lead the band – which was formed for a TV series – through a series of hits, including “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.” When the "Monkees" show was canceled in 1971, the group, which included Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, broke up.

The band would go on to reunite in various incarnations, most recently last spring for a tour through England and America. A second leg of the tour was slated for fall 2011 but the dates were cancelled without explanation before plans could materialize.

Check out an appearance from Davy on The Brady Bunch: