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'Unique and irreplaceable': tributes to US rock musician Tom Petty

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Tom Petty best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has died aged 66.

On Monday, Tom Petty passed away after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. There, the musician was reportedly found to have "no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support", as stated in TMZ's updated report.

They had a stream of major hits, including I Won't Back Down, American Girl, Runnin' Down A Dream and Free Fallin'.

Petty found fame with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers with their 1978 hit Breakdown.

Amid his successes, Petty also suffered dark periods during a career spanning five decades.

She asks that people respect the privacy of herself, as well as other family members, while they await answers related to his condition.

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U.S. singer Tom Petty has passed away in a California hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest, his family has confirmed, after earlier conflicting reports surrounding the singer's death. I thought the world of Tom. A rep for the LAPD has confirmed that Petty has not died yet, contrary to various reports going around the internet.

The statement read, "On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely pass away news of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty".

He said, "It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour?"

Petty's Traveling Wilburys bandmate Bob Dylan tells Rolling Stone: "It's shocking, crushing news". "We're all on the backside of our 60s". I wanted to hold up on posting something because there were a lot of reports he died, then didn't and was clinging on to his life. Luckily music is what I use to get through tough times like these.

Petty had just been performing on a 40th-anniversary tour with his last performance being last Monday, the third of three consecutive sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl.



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