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Peter Tork: Monkees singer and bassist dies

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 13:58:10-05

Peter Tork, a singer and bassist for '60s teen heartthrobs "The Monkees" died Thursday at the age of 77.

According to the Washington Post , an announcement was made on Tork's official Facebook page, though the page did not specify how Tork died. The Post did note that Tork was diagnosed with a form of cancer that affected his tongue in 2009.

The Monkees shot to stardom in the mid-'60s, propelled by their own television show. The group put out nine albums between 1966 and 1970, with their debut album "The Monkees" going 5x platinum.

Tork also made music outside of The Monkees, at one point forming a group called "Peter Tork And/Or Release" with Reine Stewart.

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