Autopsy results confirm that Monkees Davy Jones died of a heart attack

By Robert Kirchgassner,

A recent autopsy report stated that Monkees frontman Davy Jones died of a heart attack.

Jones was 66 when he died on Feb. 29.

The autopsy stated that he had severe build-up in his arteries at the time of death. There was also congestion in his lungs.

It also stated that cannabinoids, a drug class which can include marijuana, were present in his system. However, examiners have confirmed that those drugs had no part in his death.

Jones died near his Indiantown, FL home.

Jones and the Monkees became famous with the 1966 premiere of their show The Monkees. Like their British counterparts, the Beatles, the Monkees were a musical quartet (the other three members were Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith). The show’s success led to greater fame for the group on the music scene with hits such as "Daydream Believer" and "I’m a Believer." The show ran until 1968 but Jones and Dolenz stayed together as The Monkees until 1971.

Although some critics initially considered the Monkees Beatles knockoffs, the Beatles themselves hosted a party for the group when they visited England. At the time, the Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Monkees put on several reunion tours during the group’s 20th anniversary in 1986. More reunions followed over the next two decades.



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