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Monkees guitarist Peter Tork dies at 77, reports say

Peter Tork of The Monkees performs at The Greek Theatre on November 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Peter Tork of The Monkees performs at The Greek Theatre on November 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Peter Tork, guitarist of the 1960s teen-pop sensation the Monkees, died Thursday at the age of 77, a representative for the group told Variety.

Tork’s sister Anne Thorkelson did not specify a cause of death when speaking with the Washington Post.

Variety reported Tork was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer affecting his tongue in 2009.

 

 


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