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Michael Nesmith: Monkeys singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith dies at age 78 | Ent & Arts News

Michael Nesmith, a singer and guitarist in the 1960s pop group The Monkees, died at the age of 78.

NESMITH manager Andrew Sandval confirmed the news in a Twitter statement.

He states: “It is a deep sadness to commemorate the death of Michael Nesmith.

“We shared a lot of trips and projects over the last 30 years, and the result was a farewell tour of The Monkees, which ended just a few weeks ago.”

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(LR) Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz. Photo: Rex / Moviestore / Shutterstock

Bandmate Micky Dolenz also posted on Twitter: And shtick.

“I will miss it very much. Especially terrible. Sleep peacefully, Juniper. All my love, Mickey.”

A statement from his family said: “With endless love, we announce that Michael Nesmith died in his home this morning, surrounded by his family, peacefully and for natural reasons.

“Please respect our privacy at this point. Thank you for the love and light you have shown to him and us.”

News Miss was a member of The Monkees, along with vocalist Davy Jones, drummer Micky Dolenz, and bassist Peter Tork.

They recorded some hits such as I’m A Believer, Daydream Believer and Last Train To Clarksville.

Michael Nesmith shot in 2019. Image: AP
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NESMITH died at the age of 78

The group also appeared in the first self-titled television series aired between 1966 and 1968.

Even after the band broke up, NESMITH continued his musical career as a member of the country rock group’s first national band.

He then became a filmmaker and won the first Grammy Award for this year’s video in 1981 on the one-hour television show Elephant Parts.

NESMITH was also the general director of the production of a cult sci-fi comedy film called Repo Man, starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton in 1984.

His death comes almost three years after his bandmate Peter Tork, a keyboard player and bassist of The Monkees, died at the age of 77.

Born in the United Kingdom, Davy Jones died in 2012 at the age of 66.

Michael Nesmith: Monkeys singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith dies at age 78 | Ent & Arts News

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