Davy Jones, the lead singer for the 1960s pop group The Monkees, has died. He suffered a heart attack at his home in Florida this morning before being rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the age of 66. Born in England, he rose to fame in the U.S. when he was hired to play one of the four members of a fictional band in the 1966 sitcom The Monkees. They subsequently appeared in teen magazines and went on tour, writing and performing their own music. In 1967, they outsold both the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Since the show ended in 1968, Davy has reunited with the other members of the band — Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork — to tour in both his native Britain and North America. Standing only 5’3″, Davy was originally a jockey, but shortly after made his way on to the stage, where he played the Artful Dodger in the musical “Oliver!”. From there he went to Broadway where he was discovered by an American producer and cast in The Monkees. Jones, who married three times, leaves behind his current wife Jessica, four children from his first two marriages and two grandchildren.