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Tom Petty Dead at 66-Years Old Of Cardiac Arrest

October 2, 2017

10.3.17-12:00am-A statement released from longtime publicist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tony Dimitriades, confirms the death of Tom Petty. "On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. 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 8:40PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends." #riptompetty

10.2.17-4:21pm-CBS News is reporting tht Tom Petty hs died.

10.2.17 4:00pm-TMZ is reporting that Gainesville native, multiple Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, 66-year old Tom Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest with no pulse Sunday night at his Malibu, California home. First responders were able to revive his heart and a pulse was found and he was rushed to the hospital where he was reportedly placed on life support.  TMZ also reporting their sources say Petty has no brain activity and that the decision to remove Petty from life support had been made.  Numerous attempts have been made to Tom Petty's publicist and spokespeople to confirm but have not been returned.  Tom Petty recently completed a tour last week. More to follow.

SOURCE: Tom Petty Web siteCBS NewsTMZ & New York Daily News