He was my first crush.
Davy Jones, the cutie-pie lead singer of the Monkees, my first celebrity crush, has passed away at the age of 66 from a heart attack, according to TMZ, who released the news this morning.
66 years is young, about the same age as my father, to die. And yet it’s odd to think of that baby-faced man as being anything different from what he was in those TV re-runs, shining at adolescent me every day after school on Nickelodeon, complete with bell-bottoms and tambourine.
And that’s sort of a beautiful thing.
Rest in Peace, Davy.
Photo: Associated Press