Tom Petty Dead At 66
MALIBU, CA. — Rocker Tom Petty has died.
He was 66.
The singer was clinging to life as of 5:00pm central time after the Los Angeles Police Department falsely reported him dead Monday afternoon.
Petty was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being found in ‘full cardiac arrest.’
TMZ reports Petty had a do not resuscitate order and was not expected to survive the night.
The rockstar was discovered in his Malibu home. He was unconscious and not breathing.
Petty had no brain activity upon arrival at hospital and family made the decision to take him off life support.
EMS workers were able to get a pulse, but it is not known how long he had been unconscious.
Petty shot to super-stardom in 1978 with his eponymous band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
They released hit after hit including Breakdown, Yer so Bad, and I Won’t Back Down.
Petty concluded a huge tour just one week ago. He was three weeks shy of his 67th birthday.
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—Andrew McCrea, MyToba News
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