Legendary rock icon Tom Petty dead at age 66

Legendary musician Tom Petty died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest as his home in Malibu, longtime manager Tony Dimitriades confirmed.


The Hall of Fame rocker, who rose to fame in the 1970’s as the frontman of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was 66 years old.

Reports surfaced Monday afternoon that Petty had suffered full cardiac arrest early Monday morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center. CBS News originally reported Petty had died, citing the Los Angeles Police Department, who later retracted that announcement.

In a statement, Dimitriades said Petty “died peacefully at 8:40 pm PST, surrounded by he family, bandmates and friends.”

Listen to the 1993 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” below, via YouTube.