Surviving Monkees Not Attending Davy Jones’ Private Service
By Breeanna Hare, CNN
The planned private memorial service for Davy Jones won’t have his fellow Monkees in attendance, a rep for the deceased star tells CNN.
“The Florida funeral service for Davy is a private family one, and Micky [Dolenz], Peter [Tork] and Mike [Nesmith] will not be attending out of respect for the family’s need for privacy,” Jones’ rep says in a statement.
Dolenz has told Billboard that he respects the family’s desire for privacy, saying that having the band in attendance could disrupt that.
“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,” Dolenz told the music site. “And you can imagine as soon as one or two or any one 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.”
Plans for services in New York City and England are still being finalized, Jones’ rep told CNN. She adds that Davy Jones, who died February 29 at the age of 66, will be cremated.
— CNN’s Jane Caffrey contributed to this report.