Tuesday, October 3, 2017

#FREEFALLING Rock Icon Tom Petty, Dies at 66

On Sunday,Tom Petty, who led the band the Heartbreakers was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, according to TMZ, where he was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support.

Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, released a statement on behalf of the family.
"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," Dimitriades wrote. "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."

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace Tom you will truly be missed.

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