A fan favorite to the end.
In one of his final photos, Davy Jones looked happy and healthy signing autographs for fans at an L.A. event Feb. 11; just a few weeks later, on Feb. 29, the Monkees lead singer died at age 66 following a massive heart attack at home in Indiantown, Florida.
Indeed, Jones' death came out of the blue, and shocked fans and loved ones alike.
One source told Us Weekly Jones maintained a healthy lifestyle to the end. "He was always the one to go to the gym [and] eat the salad . . . He was up riding the horses the morning [of his death."
Mourned bandmate Micky Dolenz: "I am in a state of shock; Davy and I grew up together and shared in the unique success of what became The Monkees phenomena. The time we worked together and had together is something I'll never forget. He was the brother I never had and this leaves a gigantic hole in my heart. The memories have and will last a lifetime. My condolences go out to his family."
On Wednesday, many fans flocked to the "Daydream Believer" singer's star (with The Monkees) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, leaving flowers, notes and other tokens.