Tom Petty Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the American rocker was one of the longest-running, most successful bands, is dead at 66. Petty had suffered cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early Monday morning “and was taken to UCLA Medical center but could not be revived,” Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, said in a statement on behalf of the musician’s family. “He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had just finished their 40th anniversary tour, which Petty had said would be the band’s last big, country-spanning tour. The group played at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 21, 22 and 25, and earlier on Monday, Petty’s official website posted a recap of the group’s final shows.

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