Davy Jones' funeral plans were announced on Friday, though no specific dates have yet been given. A representative for the Monkees singer emailed a statement saying a private family service will be held shortly in Florida, according to The Washington Post. Public memorial services will reportedly take place in New York and the UK, though no dates have been announced for either those events.
Davy Jones passed away after suffering a heart attack at 66-years-old near his home in Florida on Feb. 29. Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses, Jones's rep, Helen Kensick, said in the statement. 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.
Monkees singer Davy Jones was living a happy life with his 33-year-old wife Jessica Pacheco before he died on Wednesday. The couple met in 2006 while performing in a children's theater rendition of Cinderella. They fell in love and married in 2009.
Jessica Pacheco tweeted messages of sorrow on March 1 from her official Twitter account, @JessicaPachec0. Pacheco, a flamenco dancer, actress and model, wrote: Dios mio!! :( porque me hagas esto?? Porque yo?? Porque ell??? #TeQuieroMiAmor #DavyJones on Thursday. This roughly translates to My god!! :( Why has this happened to me?? Why me?? Because of what??? #ILoveMyLove #DavyJones. She retweeted a message from Twitter user Martina Bogdan, which said: Ayyy :( Que tristesaaaaa :'( Era un gran hombre!! Apoyo!! or Ohhh :( How saddddd :'( He was a great man!! My support!!
On her Twitter account, the 33-year-old has a collection of photos of her and Davy Jones together. In many of the photos, she and Jones look happy and are embracing each other.
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Over the years, there had been reports of domestic violence between Jones and Pacheco. The Monkees singer vehemently denied the accusations.
Verbally, yes, sometimes we do, he admitted to The Daily Mail 2011. But then, isn't that true of every relationship? There was the time we had a screaming match, she walked out - slamming the front door - and went to stay the night with her parents.
While dating Jones, Jessica Pacheco had been seen by Florida locals with two black eyes and a cut on her face. This caused tabloids to print up articles of possible domestic violence in the relationship. Jones had also been seen with a black eye around the same time.
The 66-year-old explained the events to The Daily Mail, brushing off any accusations of abuse. Jessica had recently been on the beach and had forgotten to take her sunglasses. You know how strong the sun is here - it made it look the next day as though the area around her eyes was bruised. Then she was applying shadow to her eyelid and her fingernail nicked the skin, he said.
At the time, he claimed that his black eye was the result of absent-mindedly walking into a lamppost.
After the marriage, Davy Jones and Jessica Pacheco's love was reportedly accepted by Jones' family. The girls have seen me and Jessie together. They know how much we mean to each other. We're inseparable.