Peter Tork, a member of the made-for-TV pop group The Monkees, has died at the age of 77.
"There are no words right now... heartbroken over the loss of my Monkee brother Peter Tork," bandmate Micky Dolenz tweeted.
Tork, who played keyboard and bass for the group, was diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009.
The Monkees were huge in the 1960s, with hits like I'm A Believer and Daydream Believer.
A post on Tork's official Facebook page said "the devastating news" was being shared "with beyond-heavy and broken hearts".
It said: "Our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world."
His contemporary, Brian Wilson, tweeted: "I'm sad to hear about Peter Tork passing. I thought The Monkees were great and Peter will be missed. Love & mercy to Peter’s family, friends and fans."
The band - Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork - were brought together for an American TV series in 1966.
They were famous for their clean-cut image and were marketed as the American answer to The Beatles, notching up nine Top 40 hits. Tork played bass and keyboard and also sang on some of the band's tracks.
The Monkees ran for just two series but that was enough to win an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy.
Really sad news, I did hear that he was ill a few months ago but you do always hope for the best. Like Kelly, he seemed to love performing and it was good to see him and the others on the revival circuit before we sadly lost Davy Jones.
Rest in peace, Peter, we've lost a star but you'll twinkle on in our memories
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