Micky Dolenz spoke to Rolling Stone about the death of Michael Nesmith on Friday from heart failure less than a month after the end of their farewell tour on November 14th in Los Angeles.
Mickey said, “I found out a couple days ago that he was going into hospice,” says Dolenz. “I knew what that meant. I had my moment then and I let go. I let go a couple days ago. It’s just good to know that he passed peacefully.”
“We were onstage just a few weeks ago. I’m so glad that we did that tour. He was so looking forward to that, and such a trouper through the whole thing. A tour is tough if you’re in the best of health. He just really loved it. He really loved doing it...”
Dolenz also said it was Nesmith who taught him how to play the drums, and who was the leader of The Monkees. Michael Nesmith was 78 and is the third member of the band to pass away following Davy Jones and Peter Tork.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]