Tom Petty dead at 66, manager confirms

Publish Date
Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 5:43PM

US musician Tom Petty has died.

After being found unconscious at his Malibu home on Sunday night (US time), Petty was rushed to UCLA's Santa Monica hospital in full cardiac arrest and died Monday at 66.

For hours, multiple media outlets reported his death only to retract those reports; his death was confirmed Monday night by his family's spokeswoman. A cause has not been announced, the LA Times reported.


Tom Petty (Getty)

The family's spokeswoman, publicist Carla Sacks, released this statement Monday night:

"On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. 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 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.- Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on behalf of the family."


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