Like many news agencies, we reported that CBS News had confirmed the death of Tom Petty today at age 66. As it turned out, CBS’s confirmation was erroneous. We apologize for this report.
What we do know, from someone who works closely with Tom, is the following:
- He did have a heart attack Sunday night at his Malibu, California home.
- He was admitted to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and placed on life support.
We cannot confirm that his wishes are to not be resuscitated nor that he has been taken off life support.
Tom Petty has died. He was 66.
The legendary rocker suffered a heart attack at his Malibu, California home on Sunday night. He was hospitalized but never regained consciousness.
Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and owned three Grammys among his many accolades. He put out three solo albums and 13 with The Heartbreakers. His most successful was Full Moon Fever, which featured the hits “Free Fallin'” and “Running Down a Dream.”
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