KISS frontman Paul Stanley expressed his thoughts and feelings about The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith, who passed away a short time ago, by sharing a post on his Twitter account.
Michael Nesmith gained great fame as a member of The Monkees and the band’s self-titled situation comedy series. However, the band members decided to disband in 1970, so Nesmith continued his career as a musician with the country-rock band First National Band.
Along with his successful solo career, Nesmith reunited with The Monkees for some records and special events. The musician announced the tour named The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show in February 2018, during which he would share the stage with his friend and bandmate Micky Dolenz. However, the tour was cut short in June 2018 and some dates were canceled because of Nesmith’s health issues.
Then it was reported that Nesmith was struggling with a heart problem, so he underwent a quadruple bypass heart surgery. Two years after the surgery, the legendary musician died from heart failure on December 10, 2021, at the age of 78. Paul Stanley paid tribute to the late musician saying that it’s hard to accept the fact that life goes on despite losing great friends and colleagues.
RIP Michael Nesmith.
Stanley’s tweet read as follows:
“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.”
You can check out the tweet below.
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. https://t.co/AzeMLLe96F
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 10, 2021