Davy Jones, the singer with 1960's band The Monkees, died of a severe heart attack, according to the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Florida. An autopsy was completed on the former teen heartthrob after which it was concluded the musician died of an abnormal heart rhythm, leading to an attack.
According to E! Online, the tests revealed that Jones suffered ventricular fibrillation, due to a "severe coronary atherosclerosis", which essentially means he died as a result of irregular heart rhythm caused by the blocking of blood flow to the heart. Toxicology tests could take another six weeks, though authorities don't believe that there is anything else to blame for the 66-year-old's sudden death earlier this week. According to Tmz.com, Jones suffered the heart attack at his ranch near his Florida home where the former jockey was visiting his horses. A ranch worker reportedly saw the Monkees singer in distress in his car, and immediately called an ambulance, which took the singer to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The tragic death has resulted in a wave of tributes, with Jones' band-mate Micky Dolenz leading the way, saying, "The time we worked together and had together is something I'll never forget. He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart". Peter Tork added, "It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow adventurer, David Jones. His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. Adios to the Manchester Cowboy".