Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tom Petty Has Died



Tom Petty died Monday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Dimitriades confirmed Petty's death on behalf of the performer's family.

He was 66.

"He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends," Dimitriades said in a statement.

14 comments:

zerooptions said...

I'm tuning up my twelve string guitars and playing "free falling", "I won't back down" all day long.

A genuine nice guy who stood up to the recording industry, he will truly be missed.

shakey said...

Remember there was a lot of flak over Tom Petty performing at the Superbowl? I was really happy about that.

Another good one gone.

AndrewBW said...

RIP. One of the good guys.

Sd Auntie said...

True talent. His songs remind me of High school. RIP

pinot grigio said...

A true legend. Everyone has a story about one of his songs... This video is a must watch! While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Prince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

Dartmouth GIRL said...

A true classic talent who provided many happy listening hours to my friends and I. And who can forget ( other than Travelling Wilburys of course) his "drop ins" on The Garry Shandling Show". Tom you are missed but thanks for your gifts to millions! RIP. One of a kind!

Tricia13 said...

"Into the Great Wide Open" and beyond Mr. Petty... you will be missed

B626 said...

Nice Cameo in The Postman too
Such a loss
And Keith Richards keeps plugging along😎

longtimereader said...

'Refugee' was my favourite, he will be missed.

auntliddy said...

Ill miss you Tom, and say hello to Roy and George and enjoy the afterlife.

Marianne said...

It's alright if you love me, it's alright if you don't...
RIP Mr Petty you were a staple icon when I was growing up, even more so as an adult!! Rock on in heaven ❤️

Lisa said...

Tom was the best.

CityGirl said...

My favorite lyric Marianne!! (I've used it often)

At least he's playing with Prince again and this time with George

BlissBoo said...

So sad, another inspired musician to leave us too soon.