peter tork was diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009.
Peter Tork, an individual from the made-for-TV pop group The Monkees, has passed away at 77 years old.
"There are no words right now... heartbroken over the loss of my Monkee brother Peter Tork," bandmate Micky Dolenz tweeted.
Tork, who played console and bass for the gathering, was diagnosed with a rare type of tongue malignant growth in 2009.
The Monkees were enormous during 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 stated: "Our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world."
A message posted on the band's official Twitter page said that Tork had "passed peacefully" and welcomed fans to share their most loved recollections by including their remarks.
The family later released a statement in which they said they were "saddened" by Tork's passing, however "grateful" for the "attentive energy and dedication of Peter's fans around the world".
"Peter's energy, intelligence, silliness and curiosity were traits that for decades brought laughter and enjoyment to millions, including those of us closest to him.
"We ask that our family have time and space to grieve in privacy," it included.