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.