Peter Tork Death
Peter passed away on February 21, 2019 at the age of 77 in Mansfield, Connecticut, USA. Peter's cause of death was complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma.
When did Peter Tork die?February 21, 2019
How did Peter Tork die? What was the cause of death?Complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma
How old was Peter Tork when died?77
Where did Peter Tork die? What was the location of death?Mansfield, Connecticut, USA
Peter Tork Birthday and Date of Death
Peter Tork was born on February 13, 1942 and died on February 21, 2019. Peter was 77 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: February 13, 1942
Date of Death: February 21, 2019
Age at Death: 77
Peter Tork - Biography
Peter Tork (born Peter Halsten Thorkelson, February 13, 1942) is an American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.
Tork resided in Mansfield, Connecticut. He was married four times, with marriages to Jody Bab, Reine Stewart, and Barbara Iannoli ending in divorce. From 2014 until his death, he was married to Pamela Grapes. He had three children: a daughter, Hallie, with Stewart; a son, Ivan, with Iannoli; and another daughter, Erica, from a relationship with Tammy Sestak.
On March 3, 2009, Tork reported on his website that he had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare, slow-growing form of head and neck cancer. A preliminary biopsy discovered that the cancer had not spread beyond the initial site. "It's a bad news / good news situation," explained Tork. "It's so rare a combination (on the tongue) that there isn't a lot of experience among the medical community about this particular combination. On the other hand, the type of cancer it is, never mind the location, is somewhat well known, and the prognosis, I'm told, is good." Tork underwent radiation treatment to prevent the cancer from returning. On March 4, 2009, Tork underwent extensive surgery in New York City, which was successful.
On June 11, 2009, a spokesman for Tork reported that his cancer had returned. Tork was reportedly "shaken but not stirred" by the news, and said that the doctors had given him an 80% chance of containing and shrinking the new tumor. On September 15, 2009, Tork received an "all clear" from his doctor.