Breaking: Tom Petty Dead at Age 66

We've lost a legend

Tom Petty was an icon of rock, and a legend in the world of music. Best known as being the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, he became one of the best selling music artists of all time, selling more than 80 million record worldwide. Now, tragedy has struck.

After being found unconscious on Sunday, October 1, Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. He spent the rest of the day and much of the following day in critical condition. It was confirmed that Petty passed away on Monday, October 2. He was 66 years old.

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