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Monday, October 02, 2017

Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.

The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ. 

Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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11 comments:

Barry b said...

RIP Tom Petty. Man you made some great classic tunes in your time. You will live on forever in your music.

Anonymous said...

What A Shock to this music world ! Tom Petty Played With His Heart And Many sooooo many many top chart hits !! His Music Rocked our intersouls !!! Tonight Tom Petty ..I Drink my frostie Beverage In 100% Honors To Your Music !!!

Anonymous said...

His heart broke. RIP, thanks for the music!

Anonymous said...

Very sad. Age suited him.

Anonymous said...

RIP dude, you were one great rock musician!

Anonymous said...

Will be missed !! May he be in Heaven !!!
He looked like my brother .....He Made his Mark in History !

Anonymous said...

Love the music.

Anonymous said...

I always thought he was older then that. I guess all his success made me think he was way older. Sad time in his family now.

Anonymous said...

"If there's a Rock and Roll heaven,well you know they got a hell of a band".
R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Rock & Roll Heaven gains another great. (You know they gotta helluva band!)

Ed said...

My wife and I were celebrating our 45th ,this past July in upstate New York at a Finger Lakes resort where he was staying .He was in the parking lot hanging out with his fans as if he was just another "Normal " guy.