After experiencing cardiac arrest early Monday morning, his manager confirmed to E! News that the rocker could not be revived.
“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,” the statement read. “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.”
Throughout the day, many musicians took to Twitter and expressed their fond memories of the rock star.
In fact, some were quick to express their condolences after multiple reports reported his death. The L.A.P.D. would later apologize for “any inconvenience” in the reporting.
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 3, 2017
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.
?you belong somewhere you feel free.?
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
Just when I thought today could not get any worse?
R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 2, 2017
“I wanna write her name in the sky
I’m gonna free fall out into nothing
Gonna leave this world for a while” Rest in peace Tom Petty ?
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) October 3, 2017
“I’m gonna keep this world from dragging me down, I’ll stand my ground.” -Tom Petty#timely
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017
What a horrid day for our country, music fans and music itself. RIP Tom Petty. His songs are always good medicine. Love to his family.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 2, 2017
My ?? goes out to all the people affected by the horrible shooting in Las Vegas, & to family,friends & fans of Tom Petty, of which I’m one.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) October 2, 2017
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