As if the news cycle couldn’t get any sadder after the Las Vegas mass shooting, sources confirmed Monday night that Tom Petty has died.
The legendary musician was reportedly found unconscious at his Malibu home on Sunday night. According to Rolling Stone, EMTs were able to find a pulse and he was rushed to the hospital where it was determined he had suffered a full cardiac arrest. The decision was made to remove life support, however, after doctors were unable to find brain activity.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ manager, Tony Dimitriades, released a statement about the star’s death on Monday and an official statement was also released on Twitter:
“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 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017
Fellow artists have taken to social media to share their grief and pay tribute to the singer-songwriter, who had just wrapped up a tour with his band, the Heartbreakers, last week. Petty was 66.
I feel like today, the music truly died. Can't go see/hear music and be safe and one of the greats just passed. 💔
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music.
Feels selfish to want more, but I always will. Rest in peace. https://t.co/EBOt6J38zx
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 2, 2017
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
Your music defined some of the greatest moments of my life. RIP Mr. Petty. What a loss. What a day. What an astoundingly shocking time. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/B07eHma2Xq
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) October 2, 2017
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 2, 2017
Today America lost one of its musical giants. Thank you Tom Petty for all the music. To me you will live forever. pic.twitter.com/L6TrMBa6os
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) October 3, 2017
You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, drift off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free
— bob saget (@bobsaget) October 3, 2017
"I wanna write her name in the sky
I'm gonna free fall out into nothing
Gonna leave this world for a while" Rest in peace Tom Petty 💔
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) October 3, 2017
Petty is survived by his wife, Dana, and two children.