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Tom Petty's Daughter Confirms Her Dad 'Is Not Dead Yet'

Tom Petty's Daughter Confirms Her Dad 'Is Not Dead Yet'

UPDATE (12:16am ET): Tom Petty‘s manager has confirmed that Tom sadly passed away earlier this evening.

Tom Petty‘s daughter is speaking out following reports that her father had passed away.

The 66-year-old Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers front man is still alive, according to his daughter AnnaKim Violette, who posted a strongly worded message to media outlets reporting otherwise.

AnnaKim Violette took to her Instagram to write a note to Rolling Stone, who had previously stated that Tom had passed away after being found in cardiac arrest.

“my dad is not dead yet but your f**king magazine is…How dare you report that my father has died just to get press because your articles and photos are so dated…This is my father not a celebrity. An artist and human being. F**k u,” AnnaKim Violette wrote.

She later added that Tom‘s band is at the hospital with him, writing, “Band is here with my dad sweetest coolest people.”

Our thoughts are with Tom‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • rosaryblue

    That is so horrible that Rolling Stone did that without checking the truth. That poor girl and her family. Prayers for the great Tom Petty, a truly talented musician. The fake news just has to STOP, journalism must be held accountable and to a higher standard of reporting.

  • Desiree Edwards

    I feel for the daughter, she must be heart broken

  • Ann wilson

    more inaccurate news. trusted sources are hard to find

  • Pressed Rat And Warthog

    Got that right.

  • Kaper

    Good for her. Best wishes and good vibes to Tom and all involved. Petty’s music has been a wonderful addition the past 40 years and I have heard that he is a kind hearted person. In my thoughts. <3

  • Kerria098

    It was CBS News that first reported it. Pretty sure Rolling Stone and everyone else that then reported it figured they knew what they were talking about. Praying Tom makes it!

  • olmangolf

    Your all FAKE News and you too Rolling Stone. Next time you report the news make sure it’s accurate

  • Gia

    Prayers to him and
    his family my son came in and announced he died we played every single song he ever sand while eating our dinner only to have my friend come over and say no he isn’t dead yet???
    I hope all the positive feelings prayers and the millions of fans playing his music give him some sort of strength to pull through this!
    Stupid media can they ever get anything right ? Ever?
    This is not some small mistake it’s huge !!!
    What an awful day for America first the las Vegas shooting and now this !

  • Well Hello There

    Really? What other “innacurate news” are you referring to?

  • Well Hello There

    You spelled “wrong” wrong.

  • Annie

    The media is always eager to get the “news” first. Thoughts and prayers for Tom Petty and his family. I truly understand his daughter’s anger. I hope and pray that tomorrow I learn that Tom has pulled through and will be blessing us with his music for years to come.

  • Relic

    Not surprised at Rolling Stones’ incompetency. Listening to some Heartbreakers right now. Prayers to Tom.

  • Douglas1234

    If he lives, and can perform again, that would be glorious.

  • Mezzanine

    TMZ was the first to report it, CBS and Rolling Stone both sourced it from them.

  • David Miller

    Put him back on life support. Maybe he’ll pull through. Keep fighting Petty.

  • Jason w

    My best wishes go out to Mr Petty hoping he fully recovers an gets back out to the stage where he belongs rolling stone is A POS Magazine they screwed satch out of top 10 Greatest Guitarest an always like to make more out of a story then what it is do not believe those snakes

  • Cookie Monster

    Praying hard for Tom.

  • Hattie McDish

    It was the pathetic Harvey at TMZ … that man has no respect for human life.

  • Tina Glover

    Sending prayers to his family and his daughter Kimberly and his friends and his band mates thank you for letting us all know he is still alive and I hope he makes a full recovery πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  • Guest

    What a pity she resorted to foul language.

  • Misty Conatser

    As much as I wish differently, Tom IS gone. The article on this site is the inaccurate one. R.I.P. Tom! Prayers for your family!

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    Trump has never been a victim of a fake news campaign. It all started against Clinton and that she was running an international pedofilie organization. Trump took that fake news wave and got it successfully associated with himself so his braindead followers would not believe any news against him. He even created this new notion of ‘leaking fake news’ if it is fake how can it be called a leak? If it is called a leak how can it be fake?