Peter Tork, the famous US musician, who was the founder and member of 1960s pop band The Monkees took his last breath on Thursday. He was 77 years of age and had been diagnosed with a rare type of tongue cancer in 2009. The confirmation about his death was made on his official Facebook page. As soon as the news of Tork’s demise came out, condolence messages from the music industry and the other parts of the world started pouring in. Also, his band members also expressed the deep pain they felt on knowing about Tork’s death.
A post on his official Facebook page wrote, “It is with beyond heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world.”
He co-founded the 1960s pop band The Monkees and sang some of the popular songs namely Daydream, Believer and I’m A Believer to the world. All his band members expressed the deep pain they experienced in knowing about their friend’s death. They wrote messaged on their Facebook wall to condole Tork’s death.
Fellow Monkees star Micky Dolenz said: “There are no words right now…heartbroken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork.” Another band member, Michael Nesmith, who also starred in the band, wrote on Facebook: “Just got the news that Peter died. I am heartbroken.”
In the 1990s time period, The Monkees was formed in Los Angeles for Tv performances and starred in their own self-titled series from 1966 to 1968. The role of Tork was to play bass guitar and keywords as well as to sang vocals in the band alongside Dolenz, Nesmith and the late English singer Davy Jones. He not only worked for The Monkees but also joined other musicians and entertained the people with his work. After that, he faced an unsuccessful period in his music career and landed in jail for a small time span on charges of drugs possession. However, post this period, he took part in reunion tours with The Monkees.