“I remember playing shows [with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in the ‘80s] and looking out
[thinking] I didn’t have that many fans coming to see me,” he says. “They were coming to see
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.”
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Hilburn, December 1997)
“Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest
Now it is confirmed by Tom Petty’s family that their father, brother, husband and friend died peacefully at 20:40 local time
UPDATE: We’re told after Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.”
Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.
The confusions started when CBS and TMZ published about Tom Petty’s death after tweeting that the LAPD had confirmed it.
“Coroner’s officials said Monday they have not received a report of Petty’s death. Fire officials have said they responded to an emergency call for a man experiencing cardiac arrest on the block where Petty lives in Malibu on Sunday night, but could not confirm it was the rocker who was taken to a local hospital.
…the 66-year-old entertainer is still alive, and news outlets that announced his death Monday retracted their stories later Monday. The Walk of Fame tribute was canceled.”