Tom Petty Dead At 66 After Being Taken Off Life Support Post-Cardiac Arrest
Tom Petty, the frontman of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and writer of such hits as “American Girl” and “Breakdown” with the band, as well as his own solo hit “Freefallin’,” has passed away at the age of 66. According to TMZ, Petty was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night after he was found unconscious and not breathing in his home in Malibu. EMTs were able to get a pulse and Petty was put on life support.
As of this afternoon, it’s been reported that Tom Petty had no brain activity and the decision to pull life support was made. Tom Petty recently came off tour last Monday. We wish Tom’s friends and family all the best during these times, and we thank Tom for all the hits and riffs over the years. We’ll keep you posted with any official statements from Petty’s camp.
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October 2, 2017 at 10:46PM