The Monkees share ''heartbroken'' goodbyes to ''brother'' Peter Tork
This Sunday, February 24, at 5PM | 4C, MeTV remembers Peter Tork with two episodes of The Monkees.
The surviving members of the Monkees plan to play out the rest of the events they have scheduled as a duo, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, following the passing of Peter Tork on February 21. Both Dolenz and Nesmith took to social media to remember Tork and reminisce on the special friendship the Monkees shared over the past five decades.
Dolenz said he was speechless, "There are no words right now ... heartbroken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork."
There are no words right now...heart broken over the loss of my Monkee brother, Peter Tork. #petertork#themonkees@TorkTweetpic.twitter.com/C8SwoA8pEV— Micky Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1) February 21, 2019
Nesmith hit the same notes in a longer post on Facebook. He wrote that he was in tears as he recalled, "PT will be a part of me forever. I have said this before – and now it seems even more apt – the reason we called it a band is because it was where we all went to play." He then went on to call The Monkees TV show the band's "secret playground." Read the full post below:
Maureen McCormick, the actress who played Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch, had a special connection to the Monkees after an episode with Davy Jones on her show. She also shared a special goodbye on Twitter, "Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the sweet Peter Tork? Such a fan of Peter’s music and the Monkees."
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of the sweet Peter Tork? Such a fan of Peter’s music and #TheMonkees . His music has brought such joy into this world and will live on forever. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. We will miss you. Rest In Peace Peter. pic.twitter.com/55h2ku632N— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) February 21, 2019
This Sunday, February 24, at 5PM | 4C, MeTV remembers Peter Tork by airing two special episodes of The Monkees. Details here.
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