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2nd October 2017

tom petty

Tom Petty has very sadly died at the age of 66.

According to reports, he was removed from life support after tests revealed he had no brain function following a cardiac arrest.

He was resuscitated after he was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home on Saturday night.

TMZ say that emergency services, responding to a 911 call, found the singer not breathing but detected a pulse and rushed him to hospital in nearby Santa Monica.

Los Angeles police confirmed the news of his death to CBS News on Monday.

He had just completed a 40th anniversary fifty-three date tour with The Heartbreakers, winning good reviews with his final performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 22nd.

He had recently spoken of cutting back his work schedule to spend more time with his young granddaughter. He told Rolling Stone in December:

"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."

He is survived by daughters Adria and Kimberly from his first marriage of twenty-two years to Jane Benyo. Adria is a respected video producer, working with stars including Beyonce.

He was married to his second wife Dana York for sixteen years.


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