Iconic Rock Singer Tom Petty Dead At 66
Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital after being found not breathing and in cardiac arrest on Sunday, according to TMZ. TMZ later updated to say that brain activity had ceased when Petty was taken to the hospital, and that decision was then made to pull life support, but that he still remains “clinging to life.” Now, CBS has retractedits earlier report, which was then-confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Breaking: Tom Petty has died, family announces in a statement pic.twitter.com/Fca6emZwXc
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 3, 2017
The Los Angeles Police Department says it inadvertently confirmed news of Petty’s death to CBS. “The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty,” it said. The LAPD’s confirmation to CBS was the most widely-shared report of Petty’s death.
etty was frequently touring and known for his skills as a live performer, and wrapped a 40th anniversary tour with the Heartbreaks at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in late September. In a statement to Rolling Stone last year, Petty clarified that the tour “might be [his] last big one.”