Peter Tork Of The Monkees Dead At 77

By Hayden Brooks

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(L – R): Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork

Peter Tork, the guitarist from the 1960s TV sensation The Monkees, died on Thursday (February 21), as per confirmation from the group’s rep. He was 77.

Tork’s sister, Anne Thorkelson, announced his passing to the Washington Post, but did not specify a cause. Nonetheless, back in 2009, he was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer that affected his tongue. When The Monkees premiere on NBC in 1966, Tork was just 24-years-old and the band’s oldest member. 

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