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Tom Petty Passes At 66

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:51 pm
by Slfriend79
See My Update. viewtopic.php?f=72&t=42535#p259513

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Reportedly Dead At 66

The Music Icon Was Hospitalized On Sunday Night

By Sara Boboltz

Tom Petty, lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, has died after being found unconscious in his home, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to CBS News. He was 66.

HuffPost has reached out to Petty’s reps for comment.

Petty was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center at Santa Monica while in “full cardiac arrest” on Sunday night, and reportedly taken off life support when he was found to have “no brain activity,” according to TMZ.

Petty’s music career kicked off in 1976 with his band’s self-titled first album, which included the Top 40 hit “Breakdown.” Over the following decades, the band turned out over a dozen studio albums and a steady string of hits that included “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Refugee,” “Free Fallin’” and “American Girl.” But Petty kept busy by also recording with the rock group Mudcrutch and the Traveling Wilburys, a folk-rock supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison and others.

The Heartbreakers have continued to perform with few changes to the band’s original lineup, marking the 40th anniversary of their debut record last year. Their anniversary tour kicked off in April, but in an interview with Rolling Stone, Petty called it the group’s “last big one.”

“We’re all on the backside of our sixties,” he said. “I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”


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Re: Tom Petty Passes Away At 66

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:01 pm
by Marie
Sad that he wasn't able to follow through with plans to spend more time w/family after this tour.

Was responsible for one of my fav rock anthems:



-Marie-

Re: Tom Petty Passes Away At 66

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:46 pm
by Slfriend79
There has been an update.

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m. ET ― Multiple outlets have cited sources claiming that Tom Petty has died. TMZ has updated its story to state that Petty has been taken off life support on a do not resuscitate order but has not yet died. A rep for the LAPD declined to confirm his death to HuffPost and said information on the singer “was inadvertently provided to some media sources” in a tweet.

See The Tweets Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom ... mg00000009

Re: Tom Petty Passes Away At 66

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:18 pm
by Marie
Slfriend79 wrote:There has been an update.

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m. ET ― Multiple outlets have cited sources claiming that Tom Petty has died. TMZ has updated its story to state that Petty has been taken off life support on a do not resuscitate order but has not yet died. A rep for the LAPD declined to confirm his death to HuffPost and said information on the singer “was inadvertently provided to some media sources” in a tweet.

See The Tweets Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom ... mg00000009

Now that's weird. :-s

-Marie-

Re: Tom Petty Passes At 66

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:41 am
by Slfriend79
His family has confirmed his death. :-(

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