Tom Petty dead at 66, manager confirms
After a day of conflicting news about his condition, Tom Petty's manager has confirmed that the American rock legend has passed away.
"On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty," said Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
"He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
Petty was 66 years old.