Tom Petty Dead at 66

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Tom Petty Dead At 66

Legendary music icon Tom Petty has died at the age of 66 after suffering a full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home on Sunday night, CBS News has confirmed. When he arrived at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Petty had no brain activity and was pulled off life support. 

Tom Petty made an everlasting mark on music history with The Heartbreakers, bursting onto the scene in 1976. The Gainesville, Florida native was a three-time Grammy award winner and is best known for his songs "Free Fallin," “I Won’t Back Down,” ” Runnin’ Down a Dream” and “American Girl.” 

Petty just completed his 40th-anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, but told Rolling Stone it would be “the last big one.”

“We’re all on the backside of our 60s,” he continued. “I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”

Our condolences go out to Tom's family and friends. 

Photo Credit: Getty

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