Heartfelt Message Posted On FB For Peter Tork- R.I.P.
photo credits to www.facebook.com/PHTork1
Peter Tork, best known for his role in the 1960s sitcom “The Monkees”, passed away on February 21, 2019. He was 77 years old.
In 2009, Tork was diagnosed with a rare tongue cancer adenoid cystic carcinoma but had recovered by 2012. He then continued touring with the other surviving members until 2016. Last October, Tork posted on his Facebook page,
“While it is true that my health has required a little more attention these days, I’m feeling pretty good. I’m also cherishing this time with family and friends and making music. Keep your eyes open for some possible web concerts with friends and other musicians; we’ll see what comes down the pipeline. As for the rest, thanks for your good wishes. This is a private time and I won’t be posting updates.”
The confirmation was received by The Washington Post, which first broke the story, from Tork’s sister Anne Thorkelson.
Tork’s Facebook page posted the following statement:
“It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the PTFB team is made up of Peter’s friends, family and colleagues – we ask for your kindness and understanding in allowing us to grieve this huge loss privately. This page will remain open for your use in sharing your thoughts with your fellow fans and hopefully helping you through your own grieving journey, however, the team will not be available for some time as we start to mend our own hearts and calm our minds.
We want to thank each and every one of you for your love, dedication and support of our “boss.” Having you in our world has meant so very much to all of us. Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share. We send blessings and thoughts of comfort to you all, with much gratitude ~ptfb team”