Songwriter Tom Petty is now no more with us
The Rock ‘N’ Roll legend Tom Petty died at the age of 66 after suffering from cardiac attack. His manager has confirmed the news by saying, “He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours and passed away at 8:40 Pm after being take to UCLA Medical Center.
Notably, Petty and his longtime band The Heartbreakers had recently completed a 40th anniversary tour, one he hinted would be their last.
Petty formed the band Heartbreakers and went on to sell more than 80 million records. Mr. Petty’s song were staples of FM rock radio through decades, and with hits like “Refugee”, “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, “ Free Fallin” and “Into the Great Wide open”.
Petty’s manager released an official statement and said, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He died peacefully surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
Petty was born in Gainesville, FL, on Oct 20, 1950. His childhood was not that good. He lived in poverty with an alcoholic father and a mother who lived in the fear of her husband. He dropped his school at 17 to play rock with his band, Mudcructh. After that band broke he formed heartbreakers, and went on to sell 80 million songs.
Let his soul rest in peace.
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