Lifeless at 77
2/21/2019 9:11 AM PST
Peter’s sister reportedly confirmed the musician’s dying however didn’t reveal the place he handed or the trigger. The Monkees singer was recognized in 2009 with a uncommon most cancers … adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Tork was generally known as the wise-cracking, self-described “dummy” of the made-for-TV music group … who performed bass guitar and keyboard.
His greatest declare to fame, musically, is likely to be the piano intro on the group’s mega hit, “Daydream Believer.”
He additionally contributed on vocals, singing the lead on tracks like “Lengthy Title: Do I Need to Do This All Over Once more?”
Peter was additionally the oldest member of the group, at 24, when “The Monkees” present first aired on NBC in 1966 … and immediately grew to become a sensation because of the path blazed by Beatlemania.
Tork left the group after its big success within the late ’60s and tried to make it on his personal as a solo artist, however returned to The Monkees within the mid-’80s for main reunion excursions.
Peter’s survived by his spouse, Pamela, and his three youngsters — 2 daughters and a son.
He was 77.