Monday, October 02, 2017

Tom Petty Is Dead at 66

Heartbroken to hear about the death of Tom Petty at just 66.

CBS News has confirmed. that the legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ.

Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Though Petty and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform over the past four decades. Petty played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour. The band wrote on their website that the tour included 53 shows in 24 states.

He will be missed but his music will live on forever.

Always had a thing for this song, which isn't one of his classics.

UPDATE: CBS has walked back its confirmation, citing bad info from the LAPD. But apparently Tom has no brain activity and has been taken off life support, so the inevitable is near.

UPDATE II: Love this comment. RIP.

1 comment:

The Polar Beast said...

Tom Petty was my first real rock concert when I was 16. My parents let me skip class to buy tickets. I waited in line at the Ticketron in Sears for tickets to the "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles. It was a lot of fun and I am sorry that we have lost his light on an already dark day with this massacre in Las Vegas.