Monday, October 02, 2017

Tom Petty, R. I. P.

Legendary rock musician Tom Petty dead at 66: Legendary rock musician Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66, CBS News reports. 

 Petty reportedly suffered full cardiac arrest as his Malibu home Sunday. Petty, who fronted the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is known for producing rock hits including “American Girl,” “Free Fallin’” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”  

UPDATE: Citing a source, Variety reported at 1:30 p.m. PT that Petty had died. However, the LAPD has clarified that a statement ‘inadvertently provided’ incorrect information to media sources. 

Update to the Update: In a statement, Dimitriades said Petty “died peacefully at 8:40 pm PST, surrounded by he family, bandmates and friends.”

13 comments:

Deb said...

Oh no! He was just too too young.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

That was a shocker. Glenn Frey, Walter Becker, Prince, David Bowie. All too young.

Cap'n Bob said...

That's three of the Traveling Wilburys. What the hell is going on here?

Howard said...

Live hard, die young, leave a beautiful memory. God, Tom Petty was SO great. I love the 1993 Gainesville, Florida concert, seen on AxsTV and now available on YouTube. A tour de force.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

This was unexpected. I was just playing his live cds last week. He will be missed.

Rick Robinson said...

I'm in mourning, I had no idea, just the minute learned from this post. I love his music, have a lot of it. I'll be listening to him in the forthcoming days. How sad, way too young.

Rick Robinson said...

There seems to be some confusion about this...TMZ reported 2 hours ago that he was alive but critical and a doctor was making a decision to pull life support. Whichever, doesn't look good.

Rick Robinson said...

Of the singers Jeff names, Petty is by far the best.

Rick Robinson said...

There seems to be some confusion about this...TMZ reported 2 hours ago that he was alive but critical and a doctor was making a decision to pull life support. Whichever, doesn't look good.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lapd-clarifies-cannot-confirm-tom-petty-death/

Bill Crider said...

I blame CBS for Fake News!

Rick Robinson said...

The only news that's on it about Las Vegas, so anything else is drowned out. I guess we'll find out eventually.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The family issued an official announcement, so all the fake news rumors are just that.

Rick, I wasn't talking relative quality, just recent (too young) deaths.

Rick Robinson said...

I knew that, Jeff. Thanks for the updates, Bill. I'm still going to play a bunch'a Petty today. Will be rocking' out.