Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Dies at the Age of 66

Tom Petty, Arroyo Seco Festival 2017 Photo by Rich Saputo

Tom Petty, best known for his band The Heartbreakers has passed away at the age of 66.  Petty was found unresponsive Sunday night at his home in Malibu, CA as a result of a massive heart attack.  Petty was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital in critical condition but never regained consciousness or brain activity.  The decision to take Petty off life support was made and he died as a result at 8:40pm PST.

On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty.

He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived.

He died peacefully at 8:40pm PST surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.

– Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on behalf of the family

Tom Petty, Hollywood Bowl 1995 Photo by Rich Saputo

Petty finished his most recent tour, a 53 date 40th Anniversary Tour, last Monday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.  The LA shows were three sold out nights.

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