Michael Nesmith’s heart stopped… He died on Friday, December 10, 2021
Nesmith was married three times and survived by four children.
Robert Michael Nesmith, born in Houston, Texas, in 1942, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist.
Nesmith is best known as a member of the pop rock band The Monkees.
In 1966-1968, he co-starred in the television series The Monkees.
His songwriting credits include for Nesmith on “Different Drum” and this one performed by Linda Ronstadt with Stone Poneys.
A native of Houston, Texas, Nesmith moved to Los Angeles after a short stint in the Air Force.
Before he became a household name, Nesmith had had huge success as a songwriter, songs such as “Mary, Mary” which were recorded by Paul Butterfield Blues with a different drum and the same ones recorded by Linda Ronstadt.
The Monkees singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith has died at the age of 78, due to heart failure, and the death occurred at his home, Carmel Valley, California.
In the elegy of Nesmith:
Dolens said he had lost a dear friend and partner. “And he is so grateful that he spent the last two months of Nesmith’s life with him doing what they love best which he means (singing, laughing, doing tricks) and that he will miss it all so much.”
* Andrew Sandoval, Director of Monkees Tours, said of Nesmith:
On Twitter, “Nesmith has shared with them many of the journeys and projects they’ve taken on over 30 years, which culminated in their last tour before parting with the Monkees just a few weeks ago.”
Nesmith’s last show
Nesmith’s last show with surviving band member Dolenz was in Los Angeles
This is on November 14, 2021.
In 1965, Nesmith got a role in the TV series called “Monkees”.
This series was shown from 1966 to 1968.
Nesmith went on to do solo and became considered one of the pioneers of country rock.
In 1981, he received a major award, a Grammy Award for Best Video of the same year.
Nesmith has continued to tour with the Monkees for very long periods over the course of his career, while also touring solo.