Funeral details for The Monkees' Davy Jones emerge

Further information surrounding the circumstances of his death also surface

Funeral details for The Monkees' Davy Jones emerge

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The Monkees' late singer Davy Jones is to be buried in Florida and public memorials are being planned in New York and the UK.

The Manchester-born entertainer will be laid to rest privately in the state, where he lived with his wife Jessica Pacheo, following his death from a heart attack aged 66 earlier this week, according to a spokeswoman for the singer.

No further details of the funeral or public memorials have been announced but more information has emerged surrounding the circumstances of his death, reports The Washington Post.

In a statement, his rep Helen Kensick said:

Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses.


She added: ''There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong. He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses. The medical examiner has confirmed his cause of death.''

A number of stars have paid tribute to the late singer including Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan who dedicated his band's NME Award to Jones in a video you can watch below.

The Monkees star began his career on Coronation Street but left the soap to train as a jockey. He soon began acting again, appearing in the stage version of Oliver! in both the West End and on Broadway. A solo album followed and in 1965 he joined The Monkees alongside Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.

The television show of the same name ran from 1966-1968, but the band stayed together for two years after the show finished recording.

The Monkees reunited a number of times over the years, the last being in 2011, but without Nesmith. The trio played a host of UK venues in May of last year as well as in the United States and Canada for what was billed as the band's 45th anniversary tour.

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