The final autopsy report has been released on Davy Jones confirming that the member of the Monkees had suffered a heart attack.
66-year old Jones was discovered to have had a severe build-up in his arteries. The official cause of death was coronary artery atherosclerosis (or a massive heart attack). Jones was found to have an abnormal heart rhythm.
The report also found Jones had cannabinoids in his system at the time of death but it was not revealed if it was from smoking marijuana.
Davy Jones died at his home in Florida on February 29, 2012. He had complained of breathing problems in the morning but was pronounced dead by the time he arrived at hospital.
A memorial was held for Davy in New York. His daughters Talia and Annabel, former Monkees Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz and singer Deana Martin (daughter of Dean Martin) sang a tribute of Monkees hits at the event. Read more>
Davy Jones‘ four daughters have thanked fans of the late singer for the outpouring of support they’ve received since their father’s death last week.
The 66-year-old Daydream Believer hitmaker died after suffering a heart attack at his ranch in Florida.
He was remembered at a private service in Florida on Wednesday, attended only by his immediate family members, and now his grown-up children Talia Jones, Sarah McFadden, Jessica Cramer, and Annabel Jones have reached out to fans to express their appreciation for all of the touching condolence messages.
A statement issued on Thursday reads, “Our family has been greatly comforted by the support and love of everyone who reached out to us.
“Knowing that so many people around the world were so affected by our dad’s life and music makes us feel connected to you all. You are in our thoughts and hearts.”
Talia and Sarah are Jones’ children from his first marriage to Linda Haines, while Jessica and Annabel were born to the singer’s second wife, Anita Pollinger.
Jones’ The Monkees bandmates stayed away from the private funeral and cremation out of respect for the singer’s wife and children.
His ashes will be returned to his native Manchester, England, where a public memorial is expected to be held next week.