Rocker Tom Petty Passes at 66
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Tom Petty was put on life support yesterday after suffering cardiac arrest, and he didn't make it. His family announced late last night that he'd died at 8:40 P.M. Pacific Time, at the age of 66.
Tom's manager put out a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of the family, “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 8:40p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
This halted all confusion following the LAPD "confirming" the singer's death earlier than the official announcement, which CBS News and Rolling Stone reported.
Apparently, no one saw this coming. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just finished their 53-date, 40th anniversary tour last Monday night.
Tom released 13 albums with the Heartbreakers. The most recent one is "Hypnotic Eye", which came out in 2014. He also put out three solo albums, two with Mudcrutch, and he was also in the Traveling Wilburys.
Tom was nominated for 18 Grammys, and won three. His biggest singles include: "Don't Do Me Like That", "Refugee", "Don't Come Around Here No More", "I Won't Back Down", "Free Fallin'", "Mary Jane's Last Dance""You Don't Know How It Feels", "Waiting to Fly", "American Girl", "Breakdown", and "Listen to Her Heart".