Rock legend Tom Petty dies at 66 after suffering cardiac arrest

Rock icon Tom Petty dead at 66

Petty was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and also a part of the "80s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys".

Management confirmed Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious at his Malibu home Sunday night.

"He went peacefully at 20:40 Pacific time (3:40 GMT, 6:40 on Kiev) in the family circle, the musicians of his band and friends", - said the Manager of the singer Tony Demetriades. I never knew how many Petty songs I knew until just a few years ago when he performed at the Super Bowl. When his brain activity didn't return, he was taken off of life support.

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The same country-rock band later evolved into the Heartbreakers, which saw much success in 1976 with the album Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He had just wrapped up a summer tour with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, at the Hollywood Bowl on September 25.

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Petty's glory days were in the 1970s, but he also had a successful solo career.

Petty's wife, the former Dana York, is a 1982 graduate of Flushing High School, according to media reports.

After a stint with his first serious band Mudcrutch, he duly formed Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 1977.

Petty told Rolling Stone in December that he thought his final tour, which he concluded last month, would be the group's last tour together. He had said it was likely to be their last. "We're all on the backside of our 60s".

Away from the world of music, other celebrities expressed their sadness at the musician's passing, including Kiefer Sutherland, Caitriona Balfe and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris. I wanted to hold up on posting something because there were a lot of reports he died, then didn't and was clinging on to his life.

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