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lbfan 10-02-2017 02:26 PM

Tom Petty
Full cardiac arrest, rushed to UCLA medical center. Prayers for this Mac collaborator.

BLY 10-02-2017 02:32 PM

Tom Petty is on life support. Reports

SisterNightroad 10-02-2017 02:33 PM

Oh my, I hope it's nothing beyond repair.

BlueDenimLamp 10-02-2017 02:36 PM

RIP Tom Petty

Dr.Brown 10-02-2017 02:39 PM

Sounds like he's gone - on full life support, brain dead. :(

gldstwmn 10-02-2017 02:42 PM

Tom Petty Critical

Tom Petty in critical condition after going into cardiac arrest: report

Monday, October 2, 2017, 3:07 PM
Rocker Tom Petty has been pulled off life support after being rushed to the hospital Sunday in cardiac arrest, TMZ reports.

The “Free Fallin’” singer, 66, was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home, and was subsequently taken to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, where he "had no brain activity."

His condition is currently unclear, but the outlet reports that Petty has been critical since Sunday night.

The long-haired singer known for his gravelly voice recently wrapped a lengthy North American tour.

The Florida native is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer best known for a string of hits with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Their most popular tracks include "I Won't Back Down," "Runnin' Down a Dream" and "American Girl."

Petty also helped form supergroup the Traveling Wilburys in the late '80s, which was comprised of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. The legendary line-up recorded two albums together.

He's notched three Grammy wins over the years, and 18 nominations.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

SisterNightroad 10-02-2017 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Dr.Brown (Post 1217059)
Sounds like he's gone - on full life support, brain dead. :(

This breaks my heart, he was one of my favourites; just three months ago he seemed so happy and lively.

michelej1 10-02-2017 02:44 PM

I cannot believe this. I am not even a Petty fan, but I've followed his career for so long, by his association with Macsters. This is the most awful news. Devastating. What a shock.


FuzzyPlum 10-02-2017 02:55 PM

I'm in shock. No brain activity. Life support withdrawn.
I hope there is a mistake somewhere.
Its a bad day.

jcalzaretta 10-02-2017 03:00 PM

OMG. I just saw him. What a great show. Stevie is going to be devastated.

Street_Dreamer 10-02-2017 03:01 PM

Sad news. :(

Macfan4life 10-02-2017 03:02 PM

How can the news get any worse today
I cant believe it.

ricohv 10-02-2017 03:05 PM

Thank you for the report Glddstwmn...I had no clue :shocked:

estranged4life 10-02-2017 03:07 PM

Such a sad day in music...

Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.

The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ.

Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Though Petty and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform over the past four decades. Petty played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour. The band wrote on their website that the tour included 53 shows in 24 states.

In December, Petty told Rolling Stone that he thought this would be the group's last tour together. He said, "It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. I don't want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that's a lot of time."

Petty, who released three solo albums and 13 albums with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, also took part in the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

24karatstevie 10-02-2017 03:08 PM

I can't believe it. I can't even breathe...

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