Singer's former band mates pay tribute to Manchester Cowboy

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Pop legend Davy Jones died from a heart attack yesterday.

The Manchester-born singer, who was a member of 60s boy band The Monkees, had just minutes earlier been riding one of his 15 horses at his Florida stables.

‘It is with great sadness I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer,’ says former band mate Peter Tork, 70.

‘Adios to the Manchester Cowboy.’

Davy, who leaves behind 3rd wife Jessica and 4 daughters from his previous marriages, had gone to his car for a rest following his ride because he was struggling to breathe.

The stable manager called paramedics when he realised something was wrong, but Davy was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

‘Can’t believe it…still in shock,’ says drummer and singer Micky Dolenz, 66.

‘Had bad dreams all night long.’

The 4th Monkee is Michael Nesmith, 69, who says Davy‘s ‘spirit and soul live well’ in his heart. 

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