Private funeral held for Monkees' singer Davy Jones

Singer's publicist has also said his ashes will be returned to his birthplace in Manchester

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A private funeral has been held for the Monkees singer Davy Jones.

The late singer's wife and daughters were in attendance at the private service near his home in Florida, according to his publicist, Helen Kensick.

She also said that his body will be cremated and his ashes returned to his birthplace in Manchester, reports Reuters.

A public memorial service for Jones will be held next week in Manchester, where Jones also grew up, while another public service is yet to be confirmed, but may be held in either Los Angeles or New York.

Earlier this week (March 6), it was revealed that the three remaining members of The Monkees would not be attending Jones' funeral.

Drummer Micky Dolenz said that the band had been made aware by Jones' family that they wished for his funeral to be "very, very low-key and very, very private" and if he and his bandmates attended, he feared the event may become "a media circus".

A number of stars have paid tribute to Davy Jones since his passing, including Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan, who dedicated his band's NME Award to Jones in a video you can watch below.
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Video: Kasabian Pay Tribute To Davy Jones

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