Davy Jones Funeral: Monkees A No Show At Private Service

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on March 08 2012 11:26 AM
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Davy Jones performs in Newcastle in this 1997 file photo from Reuters. REUTERS

A very private funeral was held on Wednesday for former Monkee Davy Jones. The former teen heartthrob died unexpectedly of a heart attack Feb. 29 at the age of 66.

The funeral procession, which was held near Jones' home in Florida, was so private that not even the surviving members of The Monkees were in attendance.

According to Jones' former band mate Micky Dolenz, the family wanted to keep the service low-key and avoid a media circus.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Dolenz also said that if he, Peter or Mike Nesmith were to show up, It would be very quickly degraded into something I don't think his immediate family would want to deal with.

Immediate family members, including Jones' wife, Jessica, and their daughters, were among the guests at Wednesday's funeral service, according to Reuters.

Jones' family is speaking with the surviving Monkees members about planning two separate memorial services for the singer -- one of which will be next week in Manchester, England, where the singer was born and raised, Jones' publicist Helen Kensick told the New York Times.

Another is said to be in either New York or Los Angeles, Kensick said.

Davy Jones, along with Micky Dolenz, Peter York and Michael Nesmith made up the popular '60s rock group, The Monkees, which was also the name of the group's TV show that aired for two seasons.

Some of The Monkees' biggest hits have included Daydream Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday and Last Train to Clarksville.

The late singer's body is expected to be cremated, family members told TMZ earlier this week.

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