Davy Jones’ Death Caused By Severe Heart Attack

As was widely speculated, Davy Jones’ death was caused by a severe heart attack, according to an autopsy performed on the singer. Jones, a member of The Monkees, was pronounced dead at Martin Memorial South Hospital in Stuart, Florida on Wednesday morning. He was 66.

An autopsy on the “Daydream Believer” crooner was conducted at 10:30 a.m. yesterday by Martin County’s Chief Medical Examiner Roger E. Mittleman, reports E! Online. The cause of death was revealed to be ventricular fibrillation due to severe coronary atherosclerosis.

A full toxicology report and official cause of death is still pending, but E! Online notes the following:

“For those not in possession of a medical degree, ventricular fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm caused by a blocking of blood to the heart due to a hardening of the arteries.”

The singer reportedly suffered the heart attack while tending to his horses at a ranch near his Florida home, according to TMZ. The site claims Jones was sitting in his car in distress when a ranch hand found him.

Jones got his showbiz start by acting in the English soap Coronation Street and taking the stage in London and New York productions of Oliver! in the early 1960s. He found worldwide success as a member of pop band The Monkees, who starred in a TV series of the same name from 1965 to 1968.

Since the singer’s death two days ago, the collection The Best Of The Monkees has flown up to #3 on iTunes, while the band’s former three chart-topping singles, “Daydream Believer”, “I’m A Believer” and “Last Train To Clarksville”, are currently at #20, #41 and #71, respectively, on the digital store’s Top Songs roundup.

Billboard noted yesterday that the band’s songs could impact next week’s Digital Songs chart. “It’s too early to forecast what their songs will sell, but it’s expected that its 1967 Hot 100 No. 1 hit ‘Daydream Believer’ will be the act’s biggest single of the week,” wrote the publication’s Keith Caulfield.

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  • http://yahoo.com lillian jones

    I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I AM DEEPLY SADDEN ABOUT DAVEY JONES DEATH. I BECAME A FAN OF HIS WORK IN 1986 AND HAVE NOT STOPPED LOVING HIM SINCE. I KNOW THAT THE DAY GOD CALLED DAVEY HOME HE GOT HIMSEF A TRUE ANGEL. DAVY IF YOU ARE UP THERE A ISTENING WE ALL MISS YOU DEARLY AND WILL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU! TO ALL OF YOU “DAY DREAMERS” OUT THERE PLEASE KEEP DAVEY’S FAMILY AND THE BAND IN YOUR PRAYERS, FOR I THERE EVER A TIME THAT THEY NEED YOU THE MOST NOW IS IT! WE LOVE AND MESS YOU DAVEY!

    LOVE AND GOD BLESS’,

    LILLIAN JONES FROM KY.

  • http://yahoo.com lillian jones

    WE WILL MIS YOU DAVEY WE ALL WILL KEEP ON LOVING YOU JUST LIKE WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DOING PLEASE KEEP THE JONES FAMILY IN YOUR PARYERS AND THE BAND HAS WELL BECAUSE THEY ARE GONNA NEED ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT THAT THEY CAN GET RIGHT NOW!

    PEACE OUT!
    LILLIAN FROM KY.