Tom Petty Dead: Legendary Musician Removed from Life Support Following Cardiac Arrest


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Tom Petty has died. The legendary musician was just 66 years old.

According to TMZ, Petty was at his Malibu home on Sunday when he went into full cardiac arrest. Emergency personnel were called, but when they arrived to the home, Petty was unconscious. He was not breathing, according to law enforcement officials, but EMTs say that they were able to get a pulse on him.

Petty was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Sources told TMZ that Petty was in critical condition and was immediately put on life support. A short while later, TMZ confirmed that Petty was taken off a life support; he hadn’t been showing any brain activity.

Back in August, Petty was forced to cancel a couple of shows with the Heartbreakers due to laryngitis and bronchitis, according to Mercury News. However, he was able to recover and the shows that he missed were rescheduled.

“Tom is indeed feeling better & we want to reassure those of you planning to go the shows in NorCal this week that all systems are go,” read a tweet from his account. He went on to finish the 40th anniversary tour with the group last week. He played his very last show at the Hollywood Bowl late last Monday.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Petty talked about his plans after he wrapped with The Heartbreakers.

“I started talking about that the other day and got a loud, ‘Shut up!’ Every time I bring it up it hits a wall somewhere. But we’re done in August. After that, it’s not out of the question I’d get the box set together and take it on the road to theaters before the end of the year,” Petty told Rolling Stone.