Charismatic Monkees singer Davy Jones’ death today (Feb. 29) has shaken up the entertainment world, and already celebrity fans are taking to Twitter to express their condolences.
According to reports, the British-born Jones died this morning after suffering a heart attack at his home in Martin County, Florida. He was 66 years old and is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters.
Once the news broke, A-list actor Will Smith took to his Twitter page to tweet this message to Jones: “R.I.P. Davy Jones. Retweet for respect.”
Actress Alyssa Milano followed suit with this simple, sweet tweet on her page: “Rest In Peace. Davy Jones.”
Meanwhile, Jay and Silent Bob funnyman Kevin Smith took to his very active Twitter page to pay his respects, albeit with a little dose of pop culture humor.
He tweeted: “A Daydream ends: DAVY JONES DIES. His life was a big barrel of win (& Monkees). Marcia Brady will be inconsolable…”
Funnyman Seth Green posted this Jones-related message on his Twitter pager: “He was the original celebrity high school prom-crasher. Love you Davy RT @questlove damn. Davy Jones is gone. I loved the #Monkees.”
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern put his fork down for a second to pay his respects to Jones with this Twitter post: “I am seriously upset that Davy Jones, Monkee for life, dead at 66. Daydream Believer…”
Fellow Monkees member Micky Dolenz released this statement about the passing of his good friend: “Can’t believe it…Still in shock…had bad dreams all night long. My love and prayers go out to Davy’s girls and family right now.”
Meanwhile, Monkees bassist Peter Tork released this statement about Jones: “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. My deepest sympathy to Jessica and the rest of his family. Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy.”
As of press time, Brady Bunch actress Maureen McCormick — who famously pined for Jones in her role as Marcia Brady on TV — hadn’t released a statement yet on Davy Jones’ death. Just to jog your memory, Marcia Brady was president of the “Davy Jones Fan Club.” Jones played himself on one very memorable episode of The Brady Bunch in 1971, making all of Marcia’s dreams come true.
Despite Jones’ sudden passing, it’s clear by the rapid outpouring of love that he will forever be remembered as a pop culture icon. Today, fans will recall Jones’ electric smile, charming English accent and, of course, feel-good Monkees music.
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