Michael Nesmith, a former member of the Monkees and a singer and guitarist, passed away on Friday.
He was 78 years old.
The revelation was verified by Nesmith’s bandmate Micky Dolenz, who spoke with CNN.
The News of Michael Nesmith Death
“I’ve lost a great friend and business partner,” Dolenz expressed his sorrow. “The fact that we were able to spend the final couple of months together doing what we enjoyed most — singing, laughing, and being silly — means the world to me. I’m going to miss it all tremendously. Particularly amusing was the gimmick. Nez, may you rest in peace.”
According to his manager, Nesmith died of heart failure at his home in Carmel Valley, California. He was 61.
Tributes Paid In For Mike Nesmith
In a statement sent on his behalf by his family and received by Rolling Stone, the family said: “With Infinite Love, we announce that Michael Nesmith passed away quietly and naturally this morning in his home, surrounded by family, of natural causes.” In the meantime, we ask that you respect our privacy and express our gratitude for the love and light that you have given him and us during this process.”
According to Andrew Sandoval, the Monkees’ tour manager, the group had just recently begun performing.
Michael Nesmith passed away recently, and I am very saddened by his departure. Over the course of 30 years, we went on a number of trips and worked on a number of projects together, which culminated in a Monkees farewell tour that concluded up just a few weeks ago.
After 30 years of friendship, Sandoval and his bandmates embarked on a farewell tour of the United States, which concluded just a few weeks ago, according to his Twitter account.
The final time Nesmith and the remaining band member Dolenz played was on November 14 in Los Angeles.
Nesmith, a native of Houston, Texas, relocated to Los Angeles after serving in the Air Force for a brief period of time. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band recorded “Mary, Mary” and Linda Ronstadt recorded “Different Drum” before he became a household name. He also had success as a songwriter, with songs like “Mary, Mary” and “Different Drum” being recorded by Linda Ronstadt.
In 1965, he won a part on the television series “The Monkees.” From 1966 to 1968, the show was shown on television. He went on to have a successful solo career and is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of country rock.
In 1981, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Video of the Year for his work.
Throughout his career, he continued to tour with the Monkees while also embarking on solo ventures.
Whom He Left Behind
Nesmith was married three times and had four children with each of his wives.
Source of information: (CNN)
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