Davy Jones, the British heartthrob who set Marcia Brady aflame with desire has died of cardiac arrest in Stuart, Florida. He was 66 years of age. Jones, on a solo tour at the time, complained the prior evening of chest pains and went to the hospital this morning, but it was too late. He is survived by his wife Jessica and four children.
He began as a child actor although he’d wanted to be a jockey. By 1966, he’d been cast as “Davy” (acting under the name David Jones) in a new U.S. musical/comedy TV show called The Monkees, designed to cash in on the success of the Beatles.