Funeral, Memorial Details for The Monkees' Davy Jones Emerge

Davy Jones, The Monkees' singer who died of a heart attack February 29 in Martin County, Florida, will be buried in Florida, where he lived with his wife, Jessica Pacheo.

More information has emerged surrounding the circumstances of his death, as Jones' press rep Helen Kensick told The Washington Post:

''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.''

Public memorials are being planned in New York and the UK (He was born in Manchester, England). Several stars have paid tribute to Jones, including Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan, who dedicated one of his band's recent awards to Jones.

New York City's B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, where Jones performed his second-to-last show in late February, is hosting a tribute to the music of Jones and The Monkees on April 9.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.