A woman from Davy Jones’ staff desperately tried to get help for music icon, the 911 call recording revealed.
The woman is heard calling 911 where she pleads for an ambulance to “hurry” – The Monkees singer had suffered a heart attack at his home.
The unidentified female then suggests it might be quicker to put the singer into a truck and drive to the hospital.
The tape plays the tragic moments before Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, was pronounced dead.
The woman asks: “Ambulance please,” before highlighting the urgency adding: “Hurry!”
She is then heard suggesting it might be quicker to take the 66-year-old singer in a car to the hospital which was 27 miles away from his home.
Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960’s group The Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 66.
Davy Jones complained of breathing troubles early in the morning and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Rhonda Irons, spokeswoman for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the singer’s death.
An official from the medical examiner’s office for Martin County, Florida, said they received a phone call from the Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Davy Jones had died.
A spokesman for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said Davy Jones was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital in the town of Stuart.
The spokesman said they are investigating Davy Jones’s death but said there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
A statement released by the Sherriff’s Office said: “A witness has stated that earlier this morning he was at 9955 SW Fox Brown Road in Indiantown, Florida, with David Jones. He stated Mr. Jones began to complain of not feeling well and having trouble breathing.
“Martin County Fire Rescue responded and transported Mr. Jones to Martin Health System Stuart, where he was pronounced deceased. At this time there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. Family has been notified.”
Davy Jones’ bandmate, drummer Micky Dolenz, released a statement to TMZ saying he had “bad dreams all night long” before learning of his friend’s death this morning.
“Can’t believe it…Still in shock…had bad dreams all night long,” Micky Dolenz said.
He added: “My love and prayers go out to Davy’s girls and family right now.”
Bassist Peter Tork released a statement saying: “It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my long-time friend and fellow-adventurer, David Jones.
“His talent will be much missed; his gifts will be with us always. My deepest sympathy to Jessica and the rest of his family.
“Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy.”
Michael Nesmith who didn’t join the original members of the group, Davy, Micky and Peter – in reuniting for a 45th anniversary tour last year – also revealed he will “miss” the pop icon.
Michael Nesmith wrote: “I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence.”
Davy Jones leaves behind four daughters, Talia Elizabeth, 43, and Sarah Lee, 40 from his marriage to Linda Haines, and Jessica Lillian, 30, and 23-year-old Annabel Charlotte from his marriage to Anita Pollinger.