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    Davy Jones Autopsy: Heart Attack Cited as Cause of Death for Monkees' Frontman

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    In the end, it was the heartbreaker's own heart that gave out.

    Preliminary results of an autopsy performed on former Monkees lead singer Davy Jones revealed that the 66-year-old's cause of death was a result of what was, essentially, a severe heart attack, E! News has learned.

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    The autopsy was conducted at 10:30 this morning by Martin County's Chief Medical Examiner Roger E. Mittleman, and initial tests revealed the cause of death to be ventricular fibrillation due to severe coronary atherosclerosis.

    For those not in possession of a medical degree, ventricular fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm caused by a blocking of blood to the heart due to a hardening of the arteries.

    However, as always, a formal cause of death won't be officially declared until the results of the toxicology tests are returned.

    Jones passed away Wednesday morning in a Florida hospital.

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