The death of Davy Jones, lead singer of the 1960s group The Monkees, on Wednesday saddened fans around the world as well as celebrities who grew up listening to the band, and many have taken to Twitter to offer their condolences, saying that he died too young at 66.
Jones died in of a massive heart attack in Indiantown, Fla., where he lived, his publicist Helen Kensick told the media. He had complained about not feeling well earlier that day and he was taken to Martin Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to The Associated Press.
Jones was born in England and was a former jockey and child actor in his native country. In 1965, Jones was chosen to be a part of the rock band The Monkees, which quickly took over radio and television worldwide.
Some celebrities like Al Roker have said that a part of their youth has died. Here are some of the tweets from celebrities:
-- Davy Jones of the Monkees is dead. He was 66 years old. A little bit of my youth just died. - Al Roker
-- Davy Jones and The Monkeees were such an important part of my childhood...I'm speechless... Meissa Gilbert
Here's what fans had to say:
-- R.I.P Davy Jones can't believe it !! So young ! So sad xxxxxxx - sherrie hewson
-- Before there were Beliebers there were the Daydream Believers R.I.P. Davy Jones - Beavis And Butthead
-- R.I.P. Davy Jones. We will always be believers cause of you. - StyleCaster
-- R.I.P. Davy Jones... Thanks for the memories. - K.T. Crowley