It’s with heavy hearts we share the news that legendary rocker Tom Petty has passed away at 66-years-old surrounded by his family, band mates, and friends. A statemen from the band read:
“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 8:40 PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends.” – Tony Dimitriades, long time manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
It’s hard to believe Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were in Vancouver at Roger’s Arena just a short time ago back on August 17th. Here’s how the internet is reacting to the news.
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017