Tom Petty dead at 66

Update, Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.

Tom Petty’s manager Tony Dimitriades confirmed in a media statement that the legendary singer died at a Los Angeles-area hospital Monday night.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of 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 PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

Update 5:14 p.m.

The Los Angeles Police Department has denied sharing information with media outlets that Tom Petty has died. TMZ has also provided an update, reporting that the singer is still “clinging to life” after being removed from life support with no signs of brain activity. His family has reportedly issued a Do Not Resuscitate order.

Update, 4:06 p.m.

CBS News is reporting that Tom Petty has died.

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Tom Petty has suffered a massive, and possibly fatal, heart attack and has been taken off life support after doctors determined he had no brain activity.

TMZ reports that Petty was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on Saturday night after he was found unconscious in his Malibu home and in full cardiac arrest.

Since then, he has been taken off life support, reportedly after he stopped showing signs of brain activity.

Emergency responders were reportedly able to find a pulse. He was put on life support at the hospital and listed in critical condition.

The beloved performer, known for his frequent and energetic live concerts, had just wrapped a tour, finishing with a show at the Hollywood Bowl on week ago.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide an update as more information becomes available.


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