Rock and roll lost an all-time great last night with the passing of Tom Petty. The 66 year old musician passed away after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital following suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu.
Petty’s manager Tony Dimitriades has stated that the rocker “died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends”.
There were premature reports that Petty had died last night when at the time he was clinging to life and on life support. Those initial reports were retracted after the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it had inadvertently indicated his death to the media without confirming it. He went on to pass away later on that evening, with the official announcement coming from Petty’s immediate family.
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