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Monkees discussing tour before Davy Jones death, says Peter Tork

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The Monkees were planning a comeback tour before Davy Jones died, bandmate Peter Tork has revealed.

The singer passed away on Wednesday (February 29) after suffering a fatal heart attack.

Davy Jones of The Monkees at a photocall with the Monkeymobile at Manchester O2 Apollo Theatre, May 2011

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The Monkees on NBC, 1966

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Discussing his friend's sudden death, Tork claimed that the pair had recently been "emailing each other" about reuniting with Monkees colleagues Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith for a series of concerts.

"We were looking forward to more tours. But those won't happen - at least not with Davy," The Mirror quotes him as saying.

"Before this terrible news Davy and I were emailing each other so we could make the new tour happen."

The Monkees, from left: Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Tork get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1967

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Tork said that he had last seen Jones during The Monkees' 45th Anniversary tour in the summer of 2011, which was cut short due to alleged "internal group issues and conflicts."

The 70-year-old insisted that the cancellation was caused by what he called "a glitch in our business department".

Addressing his bandmate's passing earlier this week, Dolenz said that the news had come "right out of the blue" and described Jones as "like [his] brother".

Nesmith has also paid tribute to Jones, saying in a statement to fans: "That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won't abandon him to mortality... David's spirit and soul live well in my heart."

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