Davy Jones Dead, Monkees Star Dies Aged 66 (VIDEO, PICTURES)

29/02/2012 18:28 GMT | Updated 29/02/2012 20:04 GMT

The Monkees frontman Davy Jones has died at the age of 66.

The Daydream Believer singer passed away at Martin Memorial Hospital in Florida on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, according to TMZ.com.

The British-born star began his career as a child actor on long-running U.K. soap Coronation Street before finding fame in the 1960s as a member of The Monkees, a group formed to star in a TV series of the same name.

The band split in 1971 and Jones went on to establish himself as a solo star. He also joined forces with his fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz to form their own group, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, with songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

The I'm A Believer hitmakers reunited for a disastrous tour in 2001. Another get-together, for their 45th anniversary trek last year , also ended abruptly when the group cancelled the second half of its tour without explanation.

Jones last hit the stage on 19 February for a solo show in Oklaholma. Tributes to the late father-of-four are pouring in on Twitter.