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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...
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The Monkees Announce Fall Tour; Won't Replace Late Davy Jones

August 8th, 2012 10:59pm EDT
Monkees
Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork return to the concert stage this November for a historic, twelve-date tour of the United States. These performances will mark their first concerts together since 1997. The jaunt kicks off at Escondido's California Center for the Arts on November 8 and wraps at New York City's prestigious Beacon Theater on December 2.

The trio's shows are set to feature a selection of their classic hits (such as "Last Train To Clarksville," "I'm A Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday"), deep cuts from their first five platinum albums (including some performed f...
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Davy Jones' Wife Filed For Divorce In 2011

March 14th, 2012 8:30pm EDT
Davy Jones
The Monkees star Davy Jones and his wife Jessica Pacheco were working to save their marriage in the months leading up to the singer's death after she filed for divorce last summer.

The couple wed in August, 2009, and the relationship appeared to be going strong, but newly-unearthed court documents reveal the singer's third marriage had hit a rough patch, and former Telemundo soap star Pacheco had filed for divorce in Florida on July 28.

According to the National Enquirer, which obtained a copy of the legal papers, the pair was ultimately able to patch up the relationship and Pacheco withd...
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Farewell To A Teen Idol - Remembering The Monkees' Davy Jones

March 11th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Davy Jones
Beloved by millions, former teen idol Davy Jones died suddenly at the age of 66. This week's issue of PEOPLE looks back at the lead singer of The Monkees – a British pop star who made teenage girls swoon, entertained fans until the end, and whose fame changed music forever.

Performing at an Oklahoma casino on Feb. 17, Jones bounced across the stage, belting out the songs he helped make famous in the late 1960s as a member of the "Prefab Four," the Monkees. "He looked great and said he felt great too," recalls his sax player Aviva Maloney. "It was hilarious watching the lighting people t...
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Davy Jones Buried In Private Funeral

March 8th, 2012 9:08am EST
Davy Jones
The Monkees star Davy Jones was laid to rest in Florida on Wednesday. Only immediate family members were invited to the private service.

Jones' remains were cremated and his ashes will be returned to his native Manchester, England, where a public memorial will be held next week.

The "Daydream Believer" singer died after suffering a heart attack while tending to his horses at his ranch in Florida last week. He was 66.

Jones' The Monkees bandmates stayed away from the private funeral out of respect for the singer's wife and children.
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Surviving Monkees Won't Attend Davy Jones' Funeral In Order To Avoid A Media Circus

March 5th, 2012 9:30pm EST
Davy Jones
Davy Jones' The Monkees bandmates are planning to stay away from the late singer's funeral in Florida so their frontman can avoid a send-off that becomes a media circus.

Jones' wife and children are hoping to stage a quiet funeral and bandmate Micky Dolenz tells Billboard.com that he'll not attend in a bid to respect the family's wishes.

He says, "My understanding is they want to avoid a media circus and... the family wants to keep it very, very low-key and very, very private.

"You can imagine as soon as one or two or any of us were to show up, it would very quickly be degraded into some...
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Davy Jones Passed Away In Horse Riding Stable

March 3rd, 2012 4:00pm EST
Davy Jones
The Monkees star Davy Jones spent his final moments with his beloved horses inside his riding stables.

The British-born I'm a Believer hit-maker died suddenly of a heart attack at his Florida home on Wednesday, aged 66.

Early reports suggested Jones passed away peacefully in his sleep; however the singer's representative, Helen Kensick, has now spoken out to set the record straight.

She tells TMZ.com, "Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses. There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong."

"He died of a ...
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Peter Tork Was Planning A New Monkees Tour With Davy Jones

March 3rd, 2012 6:29am EST
Peter Tork
Davy Jones was putting together plans for The Monkees to head out on another tour just days before his death, according to bandmate Peter Tork.

The group's British-born frontman died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 66.

Guitarist Tork has now revealed his late pal was looking to the future and was eager to get out on the road with the legendary band once again.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "We were looking forward to more tours. But those won't happen - at least not with Davy. Before this terrible news, Davy and I were emailing each other so we could make t...
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Justin Bieber Wins Worst Album Award At NME Awards; Florence Welch Triumphs

March 1st, 2012 8:30am EST
Florence + the Machine
Florence Welch and her Florence + The Machine bandmates have ended Adele's accolades haul with a double win at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday.

Welch and her band beat the multiple Grammy and Brit Awards winner to the Best Solo Artist and Best Track trophies at the O2 Brixton Academy ceremony, while nailing one of the night's highlight performances.

Other big winners at the 2012 prizegiving, which honors British indie rock, included Foo Fighters (Best International Band), The Horrors (Best Album for Skying) and Arctic Monkeys (Best Live Band).

Kasabian were named Best British Band ...
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Micky Dolenz Left 'Bewildered' By Davy Jones' Death

March 1st, 2012 7:56am EST
Micky Dolenz
The Monkees star Micky Dolenz has been left "bewildered" by the death of his band mate Davy Jones because the star was the youngest and healthiest of the group.

The group's British-born frontman died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at the age of 66, shocking fans and famous friends alike.

Jones had enjoyed a clean-living life - he was a strict vegetarian, lived in health-conscious Florida, and worked out daily, and Dolenz is shocked that Jones became the first of The Monkees to pass away.

He tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "I thought it might have been one of those internet stup...
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Surviving Monkees Pay Tribute To Late Davy Jones

February 29th, 2012 6:19pm EST
Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones
Davy Jones' The Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz had an eerie premonition that Wednesday would be a terrible day after suffering bad dreams "all night long."

The group's British-born frontman died early on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 66, and a heartbroken Dolenz reveals he had a feeling something was wrong hours before he learned of Jones' passing.

In a statement, the singer/drummer says, "Can't believe it... Still in shock... had bad dreams all night long.

"My love and prayers go out to Davy's girls and family right now."

Bassist Peter Tork has also issu...
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