Who was Michael Nesmith and what was his cause of death? Monkees Singer-Songwriter Dead at 78: The Monkees singer and guitarist Michael Nesmith were a pop visionary who has penned many of the band’s most enduring and most famous songs before he laid the groundwork for the country-rock with the First National Band in the early seventies, he has died from a natural cause, he has died at the age of 78. Follow More Update On CmaTrends.com
Michael Nesmith Death Cause
His family has stated in a statement, “With Infinite Love, we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” the family has further requested by saying “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”
Who was Michael Nesmith?
Nesmith has always been known as the Monkee in the green wool hat having a thick Texas drawl, he is the writer of the songs such as “Mary, Mary,” “Circle Sky,” “Listen to the Band,” and “The Girl I Knew Somewhere.” He used to rage behind the scenes stating that the band doesn’t have creative control of its albums, in the year 1967, he led the successful rebellion against record producer Don Kirshner.
In one of the interviews, the artist has explained why he was so adamant that the Monkees write and record their own material despite the huge success they were enjoying at the time, stated We were kids with our own taste in music and were happier performing songs we liked – and/or wrote – than songs that were handed to us,” he said. “It made for better performance. It was more fun. That this became a bone of contention seemed strange to me, and I think to some extent to each of us — sort of “What’s the big deal, why won’t you let us play the songs we are singing?”
How did Michael Nesmith die?
He returned to the Monkees in the year 1996 for the LP Justus and a brief UK tour, he wouldn’t return on a permanent basis unit in the year 2012, at the time when the surviving members were touring in the aftermath of Davy Jones death. A series of tours followed up for The Monkees as he participated in the Good Times as they came back together in the year 2016.
Tributes have been flowing all over the internet for the legend, he was one of the most talented and one of the most versatile artists that the music industry has ever seen, he is going to be always missed, our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased.