Davy Jones' death: Celebrity reactions

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

9 of 17: Melissa Gilbert, a 47-year-old former child star who played Laura on 'Little House on the Prairie,' who was recently announced as a new contestant on 'Dancing With The Stars,' Tweeted on Feb. 29, 2012: 'Davy Jones and The Monkeees were such an important part of my childhood...I'm speechless...'

(Pictured: Melissa Gilbert appears in a promotional photo for 'Little House on the Prairie.' / Melissa Gilbert appears in a promotional photo for the 14th season of the ABC show 'Dancing With the Stars.' / Melissa Gilbert talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Feb. 28, 2012, after she was confirmed to be a 'Dancing With The Stars' contestant.) (OTRC Photo)