Via press release
NEW YORK – Wizard World, which produces Comic
Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic
novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social
networking, mourns the passing of multimedia star Davy Jones,
who died Wednesday in Florida. Jones, best known as a star of “The Monkees,” a
television series turned recording group, was a popular guest at the 2009 Wizard
World Big Apple Comic Con and had been scheduled to appear at Wizard World shows
in Philadelphia and Chicago this year.
A pop culture icon from his
starring role in “The Monkees” (1966-68), Jones's music, movies, theater and
television career was punctuated with a celebrated guest appearance on “The
Brady Bunch” in 1971.
The Manchester, England-born Jones was
The Wizard World family and its fans wish to express heartfelt
condolences to Mr. Jones' family.
Editor's note: Davy Jones was schedule to appear at Wizard World Chicago in 2012.