Celebrities react to passing of Monkees legend Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith, the musician best known as a member of The Monkees and for his work on the band’s eponymous 1960s TV show, died on Dec. 10. The Grammy winner last performed in Los Angeles on Nov. 14. Following his death, several of Michael’s Hollywood pals paid tribute to him on social media. Click through to see how he’s being publicly honored…

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“This breaks my heart…” –John O’Hurley

“I’m heartbroken. I’ve lost a dear friend and partner. I’m so grateful that we could spend the last couple of months together doing what we loved best – singing, laughing, and doing shtick. I’ll miss it all so much.  Especially the shtick. Rest in peace, Nez. All my love.” — Monkees’ bandmate Micky Dolenz

“#RIPMikeNesmith. Thank you for The Monkees, Elephant Parts, MTV & REPO MAN” –Patton Oswalt

“I’m sorry to hear about Mike Nesmith. The Monkees had some great songs, those were fun days. Love & Mercy to Mike’s family and friends” –Brian Wilson

“WOW! Sometimes it’s hard to know why someone’s passing hits you a certain way but this is another one that hit me. I watch my world change as people that I thought to be timeless pass on, and that is sobering. Lives end and life goes on. RIP Mike Nesmith.” –Paul Stanley

“Rest In Peace Michael Nesmith” –Maureen McCormick

“My first big artistic hero, Mike Nesmith. He’s a big part of who I am. It’s love you bring, no that I can’t deny. With your wings, you helped me learn to fly. Sweet Young Mike Nesmith.” –Penn Jillette

“Rest In Peace Michael Nesmith” –Tom Green

“Peace & love, Mike Nesmith” –Susanna Hoffs, founding member of The Bangles

“Sadden by the news of the death of Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. Arguably, one of the originators of Americana music, he wrote some of their best songs that were albums tracks-and in many peoples opinion helped create MTV. Turned down the offer to run it in the beginning.” –Matt Pinfield

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