Another singer falls
He joins Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse in the great gig in the sky, dying of a heart attack, as TMZ.com has reported.
His path to fame was different as he joined a TV show that was designed to kinda emulate the Beatles. But the voice was real and the pop songs had millions of fans over the decades.
The Monkees might have been fabricated for TV but they found and maintained a place in the hearts of millions.
And "Daydream Believer" is a much better song to have thrown at you for a few days, so much better than" I will always love you." But is he an icon, as we said in our headline. I'm guessing, maybe. Winehouse wasn't around long enough to be icon, but Houston was.