Peter Tork, the bassist of the legendary band The Monkees, has died, his bandmate stated on Twitter. Tork was 77. 

On Twitter, Monkees’ drummer Micky Dolenz wrote, “There aren’t any phrases proper now…coronary heart damaged over the lack of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork.”  

A press release on Tork’s Fb web page introduced his loss of life and Tork’s sister, Anne Thorkelson, confirmed the musician and singer’s loss of life to The Washington Publish. 

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A press release on Tork’s Fb web page says partly, “It’s with beyond-heavy and damaged hearts that we share the devastating information that our buddy, mentor, instructor and wonderful soul, Peter Tork, has handed from this world.”

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The Monkees, made up of Tork, Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones made their debut on tv in 1966. By 1967, they’d outsell the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and their first 4 albums went to primary. 

Their collection ended after two seasons and the band members went their separate methods. Jones died in 2012. 

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However to mark their 50th anniversary, Dolenz and Tork went out on tour.

Tork spoke with “CBS Sunday Morning” in 2016, explaining that he heard about auditions for The Monkees from his buddy Stephen Stills, who had been handed over.

“So Stephen needed to accept Crosby Stills Nash & Younger. He is by no means forgiven me,” Tork stated.

The band instructed Anthony Mason they bonded “immediately,” however Tork remained humble.

“There have been no duds amongst us — besides me,” Tork stated. “However I wasn’t actually a dud. I performed one on tv.”

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