Musician legend Tom Petty dies aged 66
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Rocker Tom Petty died Monday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, a longtime manager of Tom Petty &The Heartbreakers group Tony Dimitriades has confirm the death on behalf of the performer's family.

According to CNN, the 66-year-old musician “…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," The Petty and the Heartbreakers finished a summer tour with three performances at the Hollywood Bowl last week.

The group first came to fame in the 1970s, according to CNN. It was both with that group and as a solo artist that Petty had a string of hits across the decades, including "Free Fallin'," "American Girl" and "I Won't Back Down."

 

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