UPDATE: (10/2/2017 @ 11:20PM): CNN has confirmed that Tom Petty has died.
Rocker Tom Petty died Monday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Dimitriades confirmed Petty’s death on behalf of the performer’s family
He was 66.
UPDATE (10/2/2017 @ 9:15PM): It appears that Tom Petty has not died as earlier reported by CBS News. Billboard writes:
The 66-year-old entertainer is still alive, and news outlets that announced his death Monday retracted their stories later Monday. The Walk of Fame tribute was canceled.
The confusion started with CBS News and the Los Angeles Police Department. CBS published Petty’s obituary after tweeting that the LAPD had confirmed his death. The trade paper Variety followed, citing an unnamed source confirming the rocker’s death.
UPDATE (10/2/2017 @ 3:20PM): CBS News has confirmed, that Tom Petty is dead at 66.
The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ.
UPDATE (10/2/127 @ 2:50PM): TMZ reports that Tom Petty has passed away due to suffering cardiac arrest.
We’re told after Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.
Original (10/2/127 @ 2:41PM): Tom Petty, one of the most iconic voices in music, has reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and has been placed on life support after being found unconscious in his Malibu home, per NME.
Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night, reported to have not been breathing and under full cardiac arrest. Things aren’t looking too great.
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