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Davy Jones to be cremated; funeral set for this week

March 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM ET

Best known as a member of The Monkees, the singer was also seen everywhere from "The Brady Bunch" to Broadway to "SpongeBob SquarePants."

Davy Jones will be cremated and his funeral will take place this week, a rep for the late Monkees singer confirmed to E! News.

The family is not publicizing the time and date of their private memorial in Florida, however. Some reports have indicated it could take place as early as today.

The service will only be attended by close family and friends. And that will not include the surviving members of the popular '60s pop band -- Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith -- who said that they wanted to avoid a media frenzy so Jones' nearest and dearest could pay their respects in peace.

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Jones' three bandmates will be attending the public memorials in the works for New York City and Manchester, England, where the TV heartthrob was born and grew up. Speaking to Billboard, Dolenz said he, Tork and Nesmith may even reunite to perform at one or both events to celebrate the life of their friend. The dates for those memorials have not been announced yet.

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Jones died unexpectedly on Feb. 29 at the age of 66 from a severe heart attack in Stuart, Fla., and his family has asked that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of his niece, Deborah Jane Wilkenson.

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