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Tom Petty dead at 66...

October 02, 2017 11:17AM
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Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.

The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ.

Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Though Petty and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform over the past four decades. Petty played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour. The band wrote on their website that the tour included 53 shows in 24 states.

In December, Petty told Rolling Stone that he thought this would be the group's last tour together. He said, "It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our sixties. 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."

Petty, who released three solo albums and 13 albums with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, also took part in the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. He told Rolling Stone he was hoping to release a deluxe version of his 1994 solo album "Wildflowers" with a bonus disc of unreleased material. He had also hoped to play a special "Wildflowers" tour.

The rocker kept his hands full with his SiriusXM channel, Tom Petty Radio, as well. He personally oversaw the station and had his own interview show called "Tom Talks to Cool People" where he interviewed musicians like Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.



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  Tom Petty dead at 66...

sstrams153October 02, 2017 11:17AM

  Re: Tom Petty dead at 66...

JoeMad47October 02, 2017 11:20AM

  Yeah, it does suck...

sstrams50October 02, 2017 11:23AM

  Gut punching news.

Ramgator62October 02, 2017 11:45AM

  WTF he was just up here in Sacramento in August

ferragamo7951October 02, 2017 11:52AM

  Re: WTF he was just up here in Sacramento in August

JoeMad54October 02, 2017 12:01PM

  sorry I never saw him

21Dog49October 02, 2017 12:22PM

  Re: WTF he was just up here in Sacramento in August

waterfield45October 04, 2017 09:22AM

  Conflicting reports...

JamesJM53October 02, 2017 12:02PM

  From what I've seen..

sstrams47October 02, 2017 12:06PM

  No, no, not your fault...

JamesJM48October 02, 2017 12:08PM

  You're right, Jimmy...

sstrams48October 02, 2017 12:56PM

  I never fail to remember this Tom Petty mention..

JamesJM76October 02, 2017 12:28PM

  Ugh.....

LMU9350October 02, 2017 12:31PM

  Re: Tom Petty dead at 66...

Rampage2K-51October 02, 2017 03:34PM

  American Girl - RIP my brotha

ferragamo7948October 02, 2017 06:03PM

  What a legacy this one-of-a kind artist leaves behind...

RAMbler50October 03, 2017 09:13AM

  I have always been a fan

Atlantic Ram42October 03, 2017 10:08AM

  I think Johnny Depp said it best....

RAMbler64October 03, 2017 10:38AM

  Been on a Tom Petty kick on Facebook..

Ramgator53October 04, 2017 09:12AM

  You know you did pretty good...........

IowaRam65October 04, 2017 03:54PM

  Damn The Torpedoes

IowaRam38October 04, 2017 04:14PM

  Lets hear it for the Gators

IowaRam50October 08, 2017 04:52AM