Rock legend Tom Petty dies at 66 after suffering cardiac arrest

Rock legend Tom Petty dies at 66 after suffering cardiac arrest

Rock legend Tom Petty dies at 66 after suffering cardiac arrest

The American musician was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home on Sunday evening (Oct 1). He was rushed to a hospital after it was determined the singer was brain dead. "He died peacefully at 20:40 Pacific time (03:40 GMT Tuesday) surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends", Tony Dimitriades said.

"I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted to know what it felt like to fly". Tom Petty, you were an exceptional talent.

Petty's glory days were in the 1970s, but he also had a successful solo career.

She asks that people respect the privacy of herself, as well as other family members, while they await answers related to his condition.

Rock legend and three-time Grammy award victor Tom Petty died Monday after suffering from cardiac arrest, Petty's manager announced.

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It was previously reported that Tom had in fact died hours earlier, but Tom's daughter AnnaKim Petty confirmed that this information was incorrect.

Petty helped form the Traveling Wilburys supergroup in the late 1980s, which included George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Jim Keltner.

"It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour?" As a songwriter, he focused often on daily struggles and the will to overcome them, most memorably on "Refugee", "Even the Losers" and "I Won't Back Down". I don't want to spend my life on the road.

Although he made his last top 40 appearance in 2010 with "I Should Have Known It", off of the album "Mojo", the releases and tours never stopped.

Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, after he had sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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