Tom Petty Dies @ 66, Family Statement Confirms


Tom Petty
1950-2017

Official Statement:

“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 8:40PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

UPDATED: @ 1:35 PM PT – Sources tell TMZ at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom’s hospital room. We’re told the family has a do not resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout the day, but he’s still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed the singer’s death is inaccurate — the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. handled the emergency.

L.A. Times: “Tom Petty has been hospitalized, but there’s no official confirmation of his death despite widespread reports”

CBS confirms Tom Petty’s death.

TMZ: After Petty arrived at the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.

Tom Petty – Taken Off Life Support

Tom Petty’s 911 Call – “My husband isn’t breathing”

Tom Petty was Found Unconscious in his Malibu Home
Original story – BREAKING: It is being reported that Tom Petty was rushed to a hospital after being found unconscious, with no pulse. Sources claim Petty has been put on life support.

Tom Petty:

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life… It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals”

You and I will meet again
When we’re least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face
I won’t say good-bye my friend
For you and I will meet again

Tom Petty… I can’t even. This day… #heartbroken

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