The Frantic Fight to Save Davy Jones: the 911 Call

A frantic 911 call was placed after Monkees singer Davy Jones suffered a massive heart on Wednesday in Florida.


The distressed woman who dialed the emergency number pleaded for an ambulance to "hurry," before suggesting it might be faster to put Jones in a car and drive to the nearest hospital -- which was 27 miles away.

Jones had complained of breathing trouble early in the morning, and was later taken to a hospital in the town of Stuart, where the 66-year-old was pronounced dead. A spokesperson for the Marin County Sheriff's Office said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Jones' former bandmates released statements following Davy's death:

Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it. Still in shock. Had bad dreams all night long. My love and prayers go out to Davy's girls and family right now."

Peter Tork: "It is with great sadness that I reflect on the sudden passing of my longtime friend and fellow adventurer, David Jones. Adios, to the Manchester Cowboy."

In Memoriam 2011

Harry Morgan

"M*A*S*H" star Harry Morgan died [] at the age of 96 on December 7, after suffering from pneumonia.

Patrice O'Neal

Comedian Patrice O'Neal died at the age of 41 [] on November 29, from complications of a previous stroke.

Ken Russell

British director Ken Russell died [] at the age of 84 on November 27, from a stroke.

Theodore Forstmann

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi's boyfriend Theodore Forstmann died [] at the age of 71 on November 20, from brain cancer.

Heavy D

Rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, died [] at the age of 44 on November 8, reportedly from pneumonia.

Joe Frazier

Boxing champ Joe Frazier died [] at the age of 67 on November 7, from liver cancer.

Andy Rooney

"60 Minutes" legend Andy Rooney died [] at the age of 96 on November 4, from minor surgery complications.

Gil Cates

Academy Awards producer Gil Cates [] died on October 31. The exact cause of his death is unknown.

Amy Winehouse

English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse died [] at the age of 27 on July 23, from alcohol poisoning.

Dan Wheldon

Racing pro Dan Wheldon died [] at the age of 33 on October 16, after a 15-car wreck at the Indy 300 in Las Vegas.

Steve Jobs

Apple genius Steve Jobs [] died at the age of 56 on October 5, from respiratory arrest stemming from his long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mikey Welsh

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh died [] at the age of 40 on October 8, from a suspected drug overdose leading to a heart attack.

Al Davis

Raiders owner Al Davis died [] at the age of 82 on October 8, from heart failure.

Charles Napier

"Rambo" actor Charles Napier died [] at the age of 75 on October 6, after reportedly suffering from blood clots in his leg.

Dolores Hope

Former singer Dolores Hope, widow of the late comedian Bob Hope, died [] at the age of 102 on September 19.

Andy Whitfield

"Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield died [] at the age of 39 on September 11, from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson, who most recently played Uncle Ben in the "Spider-Man" films, died [] at the age of 88 on September 10, from natural causes.

Michael Showers

"Treme" star Michael Showers died [] at the age of 45 on August 24, from drowning. His body was found floating in the Mississippi River.

Nick Ashford

Prolific songwriter Nick Ashford of Ashford & Simpson died [Read more:] at the age of 70 on August 22, from throat cancer.

Russell Armstrong

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, committed suicide [] at the age of 47 on August 15.

Jani Lane

Lead singer of Warrant, Jani Lane died [] at the age of 47 on August 11, from acute alcohol poisoning.

Annette Charles

"Grease" star Annette Charles died [] at the age of 63 on August 3, from cancer.

Bubba Smith

"Police Academy" actor Bubba Smith died [] at the age of 66 on August 3, from acute drug intoxication and heart disease.

Sherwood Schwartz

"Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan" creator Sherwood Schwartz died [] at the age of 94 on July 12, due to natural causes.

Betty Ford

Former First Lady Betty Ford, who founded the famous addiction center that bears her name, died [ ] at the age of 93 on July 8, from natural causes.

Peter Falk

"Colombo" star Peter Falk died [] at the age of 83 on June 23, from cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes.

Ryan Dunn

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn died [] at the age of 34 on June 24, from a car crash after driving under the influence.

Clarence Clemons

Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band member and close friend Clarence Clemons died [] at the age of 69 on June 18, from complications caused by a previous stroke.

James Arness

"Gunsmoke" star James Arness died [] at the age of 88 on June 3, from natural causes.

Jack Kevorkian

Known for his lifelong crusade to legalize physician-assisted suicide, Dr. Jack Kevorkian died [] at the age of 83 on June 3, from pulmonary thrombosis, a complication of a kidney-related ailment.

Clarice Taylor

"The Cosby Show" actress Clarice Taylor died [] at the age of 93 on May 30, from heart failure.

Jeff Conaway

"Grease" actor Jeff Conaway died [] at the age of 60 on May 27, from pneumonia with sepsis.

Randy Savage

Famed wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage died [] at the age of 58 on May 20, from a car accident.

Mia Davis

Beautiful plus-size model Mia Amber Davis died [] at the age of 36 on May 10, after undergoing routine knee surgery in L.A.

Phoebe Snow

"Poetry Man" singer Phoebe Snow died [] at the age of 60 on April 26, from complications of a previous brain hemorrhage.

Tim Hetherington

Filmmaker and photojournalist Tim Hetheringon died [] at the age of 41 on April 20, when he was in Libya covering the conflict. He was killed by mortar shells fired by Libyan forces.

Elizabeth Taylor

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor, one of the greatest beauties to ever grace the big screen, and one of the most benevolent, died [ ] at the age of 79 on March 23, from congestive heart failure.

Nate Dogg

Nathaniel D. Hale, better known as rap singer Nate Dogg, died [] at the age of 41 on March 15, from health complications after suffering from two strokes in 2007 and 2008.

Mike Starr

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr died [] at the age of 44 on March 8, from taking the prescription drug Xanax and alcohol.

Jane Russell

Veteran actress Jane Russell, best known for films "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "The Outlaw," died [] at the age of 89 on February 28, from respiratory failure.

Len Lesser

Len Lesser, best known as crazy Uncle Leo in the hit '90s show "Seinfeld," died [] at the age of 88 on February 16, from cancer.

Maria Schneider

Controversial French actress Maria Schneider, best known for her infamous role opposite Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris," died [ ] at the age of 58 on February 3, from cancer.

Charlie Callas

Charlie Callas, the zany comedian best known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, died [] at the age of 83 on January 27, from natural causes.

Jack LaLanne

Fitness legend Jack LaLanne, best known for his long-running "The Jack LaLanne Show" and to another generation as a TV pitchman of juicers, died []at the age of 96 on January 23, from respiratory failure due to pneumonia.

Sargent Shriver

Peace Corps founder and former vice presidential candidate Robert Sargent Shriver died [] at the age of 95 on January 18. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003.