Peter Tork, best known for being the bassist for “The Monkees” has died at the age of 77, according to his official Facebook page. 

Tork, who also played keyboard, died Thursday morning, according to his family. He is best known for his part in “The Monkees,” where he was also known as the prankster in the group’s popular television series, which ran from 1966 to 1968.

Tork left the band shortly after the release of the group’s 1968 movie, “Head,” and tried to strike out on his own with a band called “Release.” He later worked as a high school teacher.

Tork also recorded several solo albums, including “Step By Step” in 2013 and “Relax Your Mind,” which released last year. 

Source: Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77 | 6abc.com

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