Famous rock n’ roll star Tom Petty has passed away. The star died at the age of 66. The musician allegedly suffered cardiac arrest, several reports indicated. It has been revealed that Tom suffered cardiac arrest in his Malibu home and was immediately taken to the hospital.
The famous musician died at the UCLA Medical Center the same day. It has been reported that at the time when the emergency services were called at Tom’s house, he was believed to have suffered a heart attack. The emergency responders were able to resuscitate him, but unfortunately his condition remained critical and the doctors were not able to do more for the star.
The sad news was confirmed by Tom’s manager. “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” the musician’s manager said in an official statement. “He died peacefully surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends,” the same statement added.
No other details were available with regards to the disease that Tom was suffering from and what led to his death. Tom Petty was well-known for hits such as American Girl and I Won’t Back Down. The popular musician became famous back in the 1970s, along with his band, the Heartbreakers. However, his fans know that Tom actually started his musical career being part of the band Mudcrutch, a country rock band.
The talented singer also released solo projects, which were quite successful. Before his death, Tom and his band were on a 40th anniversary tour. Tom previously claimed during an interview that he wanted that tour to be his last.
“We’re all on the backside of our 60s,” the star said during a talk with Rolling Stone. “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,” he went on to add.