Tom Petty Dead at 66 Following Cardiac Arrest

Tom Petty playing with the Heartbreakers in 2014

Tom Petty's manager has confirmed he's died at the age of 66.

TMZ initially reported that Tom Petty had passed away, only for LAPD to dismiss this report with the songwriter struggling in a critical condition. When his brain activity didn't return, he was taken off of life support.

"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.

Ringo Starr, shared a nostalgic photo of himself in conversation with Petty and posted: "God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I'm sure going to miss you Tom".

Petty will be remembered as an inspiration to many, and for the rich legacy of music he leaves behind.

She asks that people respect the privacy of herself, as well as other family members, while they await answers related to his condition. I thought the world of Tom.

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TMZ reports that "Free Fallin'" singer Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital last night after he was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest.

With the Heartbreakers, Petty recorded 13 studio albums scored multiple hit single, including "American Girl", "Breakdown", "The Waiting", "Learning to Fly", "Refugee" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance".

He said, "It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour?" I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. But this was the thing that made me want to play music.

He had just completed a three night run at the Hollywood Bowl last Monday, to close out the group's 40 anniversary tour.

The "I Came To Dance" tour visited venues across the United Kingdom in the early months of 1977 and helped introduce British audiences to the band for the very first time. With a little kid, that's a lot of time, ' he said.

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