There's not a lot of details but apparently his wife called 911 after his episode and he was taken straight to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He's survived by his (second) wife and four daughters from two marriages...
Wow... and another icon from my childhood passes on.
The Monkees' TV series was already in reruns by the time of my earliest memories of the group. They had a brief resurgence of massive popularity in the mid-1980s at the time of the group's 20th anniversary. They released a new single that charted in 1986!
This particularly hits home because Davy was around the age of my parents... He's smack in the middle between my Dad and Mother age-wise.
Forget about the controversy over whether the Monkees were a "legitimate" rock group or not (they were) and the fact that the Rock N Hall of Fame regularly admits new members who are "questionable" rock figures to begin with! A lot of people feel like they've lost either a childhood figure (he was an ex-crush of a lot of women in their 40s, 50, and 60s) or an uncle.
To my way of thinking, it's a toss-up about whether Davy or Micky Dolenz was the better vocal leader of the Monkees. They were both excellent and performed as lead vocals in about an equal number of hits as far as I know. I do know that Jones performed lead vocals on what's my favorite Monkees hit, "Daydream Believer."
I think it's only appropriate I post the link to this old video before the copyright police disable its audio...
Good-bye, "Daydream Believer."