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Tom Petty Dead - Manager Confirms Iconic Musician Has Passed Away

Tom Petty‘s manger has just confirmed that he has sadly died.

The 66-year-old Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers front man passed away surrounded by family, friends and bandmates on Monday night (October 2) at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” the band’s longtime manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement to Buzzfeed.

He added, “He 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 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

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

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.
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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.

Tom Petty Clinging for Life, Not Dead Despite Previous Reports

UPDATE (12:16am ET): Tom Petty‘s manager has confirmed that Tom sadly passed away earlier this evening.
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UPDATE (5:15pm ET): Despite several outlets reporting that Petty has passed away, TMZ claims that he is still clinging for life though he is off of life support. The LAPD has also apologized for “initial information” that was “inadvertently provided to some media sources.”
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Tom Petty reportedly passed away at the age of 66 after reports emerged that he fell into cardiac arrest and was found unconscious at his Malibu, California home on Sunday (October 1).

Reports suggested that he had no brain activity at the hospital and was taken off of life support. CBS News confirmed that he’s passed.

Tom was the front man of the famous band Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. Last week, the band wrapped their 40th anniversary tour at the Hollywood Bowl.

Over the years, Tom has put out over 15 albums, both solo and with the band, with the latest landing in 2014. Tom and his band are responsible for some big hits over the years including “American Girl,” “Free Falin’,” “Refugee” and “I Won’t Back Down.” In addition to his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Tom was also part of the group Traveling Wilburys back in the 1980s with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

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Rocker Tom Petty Found Unconscious in Full Cardiac Arrest

UPDATE: Tom Petty‘s manager has confirmed that Tom sadly passed away earlier this evening.
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Rocker Tom Petty was found in full cardiac arrest on Sunday (October 1). He reportedly had no brain activity when he got to the hospital and a decision was made to pull life support.

The 66-year-old Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers front man was found not breathing an in an unconscious state at his home in Malibu, Calif. EMT’s were able to get there and get a pulse before rushing him to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, TMZ reports.

We’re sending our thoughts to Tom during this time and will update with news as it is made available.

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Kate Upton, Elle King, & More Celebrate Tom Petty During Grammys Weekend!

Kate Upton and Elle King walk the red carpet while attending the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Tom Petty on Friday night (February 10) in Los Angeles.

Tom performed at the event and he was joined on stage by Stevie Nicks.

Other stars in attendance at the annual event held during Grammys weekend were John Stamos, Wilmer Valderrama, Linda Cardellini, Gary Clark Jr. and Nicole Trunfio, and Regina Spektor.

FYI: Kate is wearing a Galvan top and skirt. Elle is wearing an Eloquii blazer, Rag and Bone pants, an Agent Provocateur corset, Saint Laurent boots, and a ROXoxox safety pin necklace.

30+ pictures inside from the MusiCares Person of the Year event… More Here! »

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Lil' Dicky's 'Save Dat Money' Music Video Is So Epic!

Lil Dicky‘s brand new music video for his song “$ave Dat Money” is so epic that it’s bound to become the next viral sensation.

The rapper, whose real name is David Burd, decided to make the video with absolutely no money since the song is all about saving money.

Dicky convinces people to let them in to their Beverly Hills mansion, use their expensive cars like a Lamborghini and a Mclaren, hop on board a yacht, and more. He even crashed the set of a T-Pain shoot!

Celebrities like Kevin Durant, Dillon Francis, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Mark Cuban, and Tom Petty give shouts and the song also features Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan.


Lil Dicky – $ave Dat Money feat. Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan

Tom Petty Releases Statement on Sam Smith Songwriting Issue: 'These Things Can Happen'

Tom Petty has released a statement concerning the Sam Smith songwriting incident that took place earlier this week.

Tom and his collaborator Jeff Lynne noticed that Sam‘s song “Stay With Me” was similar to their hit “I Won’t Back Down,” and it was decided that Sam would pay them royalties.

“Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam. All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen. Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by,” Tom wrote in a statement on his website. “How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself. Sam did the right thing and I have thought no more about this. A musical accident no more no less.”

Click inside to read Tom’s entire statement on the subject…More Here! »