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Peter Tork Passes Away From Rare Cancer

Micky and Mike still touring

Peter Tork, a member of the 1960s moptopped TV rock quartet the Monkees, died Thursday. He was 77.

His death was announced on his official Facebook page and website. "Peter succumbed to a 10 year bout with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands," it read.

Tork was born Peter Halsten Thorkelson in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 1942. Trained as a musician, he played a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass guitar, banjo and keyboards.

Another member of the band, singer Davy Jones, died in February 29, 2012 of a severe heart attack resulting from Arteriosclerosis, he was 66.

Almost lost Mike Nesmith back in June of 2018, when he was on tour with Micky Dolenz. Nesmith collapsed to the ground during the band’s soundcheck at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure that required quadruple bypass heart surgery.

Mike and Micky resume their tour on February 28 through March 16.

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