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    CNN.com has a nice article, including comments from Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Ringo Starr.

    For those who were wondering about his general health, the article also mentions that he was a vegetarian who ran miles on the beach every day. He was described as "not having an ounce of body fat on him." Apparently he was doing his best to take care of himself and the heart attack came as a shock to those who'd been dealing with him regularly. He was simply visiting his horses when he started complaining he was not feeling well and was short of breath. He went to his car to go home and was found there. EMTs got there quickly and he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Perhaps he simply had something wrong with him that was so rare that it went undiagnosed. That's what happened with figure skater Sergei Grinkhov, who suddenly collapsed at a practice for Stars on Ice. For that matter, I've known a couple of people who'd passed physicals, including stress tests, just fine and had a heart attack within weeks of the exam. One of them suffered a massive heart failure while at the Mayo Clinic while he was undergoing tests for something altogether unrelated and died instantly--and he was in his twenties at the time. Sometimes you just can't predict what's going to happen, no matter what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilden View Post
    CNN.com has a nice article, including comments from Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Ringo Starr.

    For those who were wondering about his general health, the article also mentions that he was a vegetarian who ran miles on the beach every day. He was described as "not having an ounce of body fat on him." Apparently he was doing his best to take care of himself and the heart attack came as a shock to those who'd been dealing with him regularly. He was simply visiting his horses when he started complaining he was not feeling well and was short of breath. He went to his car to go home and was found there. EMTs got there quickly and he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Perhaps he simply had something wrong with him that was so rare that it went undiagnosed. That's what happened with figure skater Sergei Grinkhov, who suddenly collapsed at a practice for Stars on Ice. For that matter, I've known a couple of people who'd passed physicals, including stress tests, just fine and had a heart attack within weeks of the exam. One of them suffered a massive heart failure while at the Mayo Clinic while he was undergoing tests for something altogether unrelated and died instantly--and he was in his twenties at the time. Sometimes you just can't predict what's going to happen, no matter what you do.

    Micky Dolenz was on the Today Show this morningn and said Davy's parents died rather young so maybe it was genetics. I also read a report where they said he had a physical last week and everything was fine. You just never know - when it's your time , it's your time.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jucamer View Post
    Micky Dolenz was on the Today Show this morningn and said Davy's parents died rather young so maybe it was genetics. I also read a report where they said he had a physical last week and everything was fine. You just never know - when it's your time , it's your time.....
    Like my doctor said when I told him I eat low fat and healthy, yet my cholesterol was elevated.... sometimes it is just genetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    Like my doctor said when I told him I eat low fat and healthy, yet my cholesterol was elevated.... sometimes it is just genetics.
    Mine said the very same thing . I love my Dh, but he doesnt always eat the best, and yet his cholesterol isnt as high a mine.
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    Family matters.
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    I can't stop crying - he was such a big piece of my childhood. This is one of my favorite Monkees songs...

    RIP Davy!

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    On the news at noon today they said that Davy Jones was so popular that another up and coming singer with the name David Jones had to change his name to David Bowie!
    Count your blessings!

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    As I'm a year younger than Davy Jones, I remember when they were a put together Beatles knock-off band so TV could capitalize on the Beatles fame. Turns out they jelled as a band all on their own and created their own sensation. Rest in Peace, Davy...you brought musical fun to millions.
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    Davy....so beautiful...so sad to lose him. I know "The Monkees" were a created band but they sure had a lot of fans.
    He will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    On the news at noon today they said that Davy Jones was so popular that another up and coming singer with the name David Jones had to change his name to David Bowie!
    I wonder whatever became of that guy.
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