Today, the legendary rocker Tom Petty passed away at just 66 years of age.
On Sunday, the rocker was found unconscious and not breathing inside his Malibu home. He had suffered a full cardiac arrest and was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hosptial where he was put on Life Support, as reported by TMZ.
Tom Petty, the singer for his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had hits like, “American Girl,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Breakdown,” “Listen to Her Heart” and in 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tom Petty played his last show in last Monday at the Hollywood Bowl. This show was the end of the band’s 40th anniversary of their 53 shows in 24 states tour.
In an interview in December, Petty told the Rolling Stone, “It’s very likely we’ll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don’t think so. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We’re all on the backside of our sixties. 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.”
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