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LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Davy Jones, the British Invasion-era singer who became a household heartthrob as a member of the Monkees, has died in Florida.

The Martin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Florida confirmed Wednesday morning that they had been notified of Jones’ death but would provide no other details. He was 66.

The band, which also featured Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, was formed in 1966 for an NBC television show during the peak of Beatlemania, and the quirky comedy became an American hit.

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