Sad, but sweet.
Due to the wishes of Davy Jones’ family for a low-key, private funeral, former bandmate Micky Dolenz has insisted it would be detrimental for himself, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith to attend the funeral in Florida.
"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 something that I don't think his immediate family would want to deal with. So I'm kind of expecting their wishes, whatever their wishes may be."
Instead, Dolenz hopes that the remaining Monkees will come together in their grief at the public memorials set to be held in both NYC and the U.K.:
"There are a lot of people who are grieving pretty hard. The Monkees obviously had a following…and so did (Jones) on his own. So I'm not surprised, but I was flattered and honored to be considered one of his friends and a cohort in Monkee business. It's like losing a brother."
While dates for the memorials have yet to be decided, Jones’ family is asking that any donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We hope you’ve found your peace, Davy. You’re in our thoughts.
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