Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series died this week at the age of 77.
Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues.
A cause of death was not specified, but Tork wrote about being diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in his tongue for the Washington Post in 2009.
The Monkees came together for their comedy television show of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. The series followed the adventures of Tork and his three fellow bandmates, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith.
981. WTSN’s Mike Pomp had the chance to interview Peter Tork about 9 years ago. In this part of the interview, Tork shared with Pomp his love for Blues and Folk music and how he became part of The Monkees.