In an e-mail message sent to members of the media, a rep for Jones announced that “a private family service will be held shortly in Florida,” where the ’60s pop star was residing at the time of his death. Public memorial services are also being planned in New York and the U.K., but the dates for those events have not yet been determined.
“Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses,” Jones’s rep, Helen Kensick, said in the statement. “There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong. He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses. The medical examiner has confirmed his cause of death.”
Jones also was survived by four daughters from his previous marriages and many fans who have been listening to “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri” and many other memorable tunes on repeat since his passing.