American Rock Legend #TomPetty Dies at 66. Tom Petty suffered cardiac arrest and was found unconscious at his home in Malibu early on Monday morning.
Petty was taken to UCLA Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Tom Petty’s long-time manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement.
God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I'm sure going to miss you Tom 😎✌️🌟💖🎶🎵🎶☮️ pic.twitter.com/CktFyhBdxT
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) October 2, 2017
“We are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,”
RIP Tom – gone but not forgotten. You still live with us through your music. https://t.co/y0SQWL9IKv
— Nikki Carr (@Rock21Nikki) October 3, 2017
Bob Dylan called his death “shocking, crushing news” in a statement to Rolling Stone magazine.
Petty, best known for such hits as “Refugee,” “Free Fallin’” and “American Girl,” carved a career as a solo artist as well as with his band The Heartbreakers and as part of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
Petty and The Heartbreakers were currently on a 40th anniversary tour in the United States this year and last played three dates in late September at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The band was scheduled to perform two dates in New York in November.
Tom Petty and the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.