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Stevie Nicks Gives Emotional Speech About Tom Petty at Grammys Tribute Concert

Stevie Nicks speaks on stage at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event on Friday night (January 26) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The legendary singer was honored at the event alongside her Fleetwood Mac bandmates Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, and John McVie.

Stevie gave a touching speech about her late friend Tom Petty during the event.

“The loss of Tom Petty has just about broken my heart,” she said (via People). “He was not only a good man to go down the river with, as Johnny Cash said, he was a great father and he was a great friend. He was one of my best friends. My heart will never get over this.”

Petty was the honoree at last year’s MusiCares event and Tom told Stevie “about how important it was to him. And maybe he was talking about it because [he] was ill. He was not well.”

“And he fought his way through that tour,” Stevie added about his tour, which wrapped up one week before he died in October 2017. “He should’ve canceled, and he should’ve just gone home and gone to the hospital. But not Tom. He was gonna go down that river. And so, God bless him, he finished his tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Three shows. And one week later he died – but he got down the river. So Tom, I know you’re standing next to me cause you always have been for so many years.”

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Tom Petty's Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

Tom Petty‘s official cause of death has been revealed.

According to his family, the 66-year-old musician passed away following an accidental drug overdose.

“Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications,” the family wrote in a Facebook post.

The overdose came as a result of taking a variety of medications to manage pain stemming from emphysema, knee problems and a badly fractured hip.

The family added, “On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.”

Tom passed away back in October when his family took him off life support after he suffered from cardiac arrest.

The cause of his death had previously been a mystery as it was listed as “deferred” on his death certificate.

Tom‘s family and friends continue to be in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Tom Petty Remembered During Private Funeral in LA

Tom Petty‘s funeral was held this weekend in a private ceremony attended by family and friends.

The ceremony for the 66-year-old iconic rocker, who passed away after suffering from cardiac arrest earlier this month, was held at Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

His daughter AnnaKim Violette Petty took to her Instagram to share some photos from the intimate ceremony.

“My beautiful twin star I promise not to be sad and to follow my heart you live on in your art,” AnnaKim wrote.

She later added, “May you be protected by the hottest vixens in heaven….heaven is something u feel.”

Our thoughts continue to be with Tom‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

Tom Petty's Cause of Death Not Yet Determined

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Shania Twain Makes a Big Debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200!

Shania Twain is back in action in a huge way!

The Canadian singer-songwriter debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with Now, her first studio album in almost 15 years.

The album moved 137,000 equivalent album units according to Billboard, making it the third-largest selling country album in 2017 and the largest for a woman in almost two years. It’s also Shania‘s second No. 1 album!

Next on this week’s Top 10 is late Tom Petty, who re-enters the charts with his Greatest Hits collection at No. 2 following his death on October 2.

Demi Lovato‘s Tell Me You Love Me earns the pop star her sixth Top 10 album at No. 3, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie debuts at No. 4, while Miley Cyrus arrives at No. 5 with Younger Now, securing her eleventh overall Top 10 album.

For the full chart breakdown, head to Billboard.com.