Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night after going into full cardiac arrest and he is reportedly dead. TMZ reported that EMTs found the legendary singer unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home. He was immediately taken to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support. The incomparable singer’s condition was labeled as critical when he arrived at the hospital, but after no brain activity was detected, Petty was pulled off of life support. Petty was 66-years-old.
The three-time Grammy-winner achieved worldwide popularity with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Petty had 18 Grammy nominations for famed hits such as “I Won’t Back Down,” “Breakdown,” “Free Fallin,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” and “American Girl.”
— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) October 2, 2017
RIP the great Tom Petty.