29/02/2012 13:28 GMT | Updated 29/02/2012 15:04 GMT

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

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.