Monkees star Peter Tork dies at 77, report says

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Peter Tork, bassist and singer in the pop band The Monkees, died Thursday, according to the Washington Post. He was 77.

The Post said his death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson, who did not say where or how he died.

Tork was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer affecting his tongue, in 2009.

No other information was immediately available. 

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