Tom Petty Dies @ 66, Family Statement Confirms
“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.
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
So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 3, 2017
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017
#BREAKING Tom Petty Rushed To Hospital In Full Cardiac Arrest https://t.co/UyhQE13n7j
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 2, 2017
(1/2)The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 2, 2017
(2/2) However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty has been hospitalized, but there’s no official confirmation of his death despite widespread reports https://t.co/JEzkv5hjmM pic.twitter.com/TSgWvnAh8F
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 2, 2017
Thanks to everyone for supporting us for the last 40 years! Without YOU, there’d be no US! #TPHB40 https://t.co/MrJg4dVJJp
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) September 29, 2017
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
Prophetic words from Tom Petty in 2013 (by way of @EdnaGundersen) https://t.co/pRm2t7xAgS pic.twitter.com/5oCRjwObHN
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2017
A superb songwriting craftsman has crossed over. I am in shock…#RIPTomPetty
— John Densmore (@JohnDensmore) October 2, 2017
RIP #TomPetty pic.twitter.com/Dhw7bFLXeC
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) October 3, 2017
Thank you Tom… Rest In Peace. A true giant is gone. Such a sad and dark day on so many levels. pic.twitter.com/wQVcmOQxHU
— JOE BONAMASSA (@JBONAMASSA) October 3, 2017
TP is dead?
IT CAN’T BE!!!!!!!!!!!
— Ben Kweller (@benkweller) October 2, 2017
“I don’t know, my music has always just come from where the wind blew me. Like where I’m at during a particular moment in time.” #TomPetty pic.twitter.com/MrKO3YLRlI
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) October 2, 2017
no words. just thanks. @tompetty pic.twitter.com/224gn9GNbo
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
peace and love pic.twitter.com/1WwemIxFOB
— Susanna Hoffs (@SusannaHoffs) October 2, 2017
Such sad news today. Our thoughts are with Tom Pettys family, friends and fans…. https://t.co/yYpoukeTKJ
— FOGHAT (@FOGHAT) October 2, 2017
We spent the first 2 years of touring with this album as the soundtrack to our band! We all went to Paris to watch him #TomPetty X pic.twitter.com/s7taRGDYd2
— The Sundowners (@TheSundownersUK) October 2, 2017
No! We have lost Tom Petty. From our opening act in the seventies to becoming a brilliant songwriter and performer I have loved his music. pic.twitter.com/yhyPCfm2l6
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 2, 2017
Love me some Tom Petty #RIPTOM pic.twitter.com/pmXrIRLHgN
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) October 2, 2017
I can’t believe we have lost Tom Petty on this already horrible day. My love to his wife & children and the entire Heartbreaker family.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) October 2, 2017
— SPOON (@spoontheband) October 2, 2017
As though today weren’t sad enough already. #RIPTomPetty https://t.co/77MJkbZ7oR pic.twitter.com/WO7oY74GyO
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty. So sad. Way too young. A great writer, singer, and band leader. His music will endure. – Hueyhttps://t.co/94uu0F7cEO
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) October 2, 2017
Whaaat? Tom Petty is gone?!! I can’t believe it. One of my absolute favorites and one of the greatest… https://t.co/CQSVkF985i
— Michael Monroe (@michaelmonroe) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty gone. Unreal. Rest peacefully great one!
— Tony Franklin (@FretlessMonster) October 2, 2017
I’m heartbroken to hear about Tom Petty. Tom was a hell of a songwriter and record-maker. He will be missed by everyone who loves music. L&M
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty was so generous with his musical knowledge & his work with other musicians bolstered the mystical brother/sister-hood of wandering troubadours.
“End of the Line.”https://t.co/icDI756Cye
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 2, 2017
Hard to believe it’s true. @TomPetty was a kind friend with a beautiful soul.
Our condolences go out to his family & may he rest in peace pic.twitter.com/rDw3V0fLLJ
— Eddie Money (@ImEddieMoney) October 2, 2017
RIP Mr. Tom Petty!! And thoughts and prayers for everyone in Las Vegas!!! This is a hard day!!!!
— John Corabi (@Crablegs59) October 2, 2017
Honored to have shared the last show. #riptompetty ????❤️ https://t.co/Ye8YxqXsLV
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) October 2, 2017
More sad news today, hearing of Tom Petty’s passing…
Have always been a fan. Sadly never got to see him LIVE…. https://t.co/O09csnH5G4
— Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) October 2, 2017