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The Monkees’ Mike Nesmith dead at 78

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Mike Nesmith, a founding member of The Monkees who went on to become a respected songwriter, producer and pioneer in the nascent field of music video, has died at the age of 78.

His family told Rolling Stone in a statement, “With Infinite Love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”

His death leaves Micky Dolenz as the only living member of The Monkees.

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