Rock singer-songwriter,Tom Petty passsed away on monday,Oct 2. at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California, United States after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu that same morning. His longtime manager, Tony Dimitriades said in a statement;“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” “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.”
Celebrities took to social media t offer their condolences;
Paul McCartney ✔@PaulMcCartney -Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
Mick Jagger ✔@MickJagger -So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.
Bon Jovi ✔@BonJovi -I’m crushed… Praying for all those affected by Vegas last night.And now the loss of one of my great influences Tom Petty today.
John Mayer ✔@JohnMayer-I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly. “you belong somewhere you feel free.”
Melissa Etheridge ✔@metheridge -The only song I covered on record was by the great @tompetty His music will never die. #TomPetty #Refugee
Ryan Adams ✔@TheRyanAdams-Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn’t have left more dreams here for us. Thank you.
Rob Lowe ✔@RobLowe-Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN.
Stephen King ✔@StephenKing-Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
Jeremy Renner ✔@Renner4Real-Thank you for all of your gifts!You are a legend and you will live on in my heart forever. RIP #legend #tompetty #riptom
Carole King ✔@Carole_King-My ❤️ goes out to all the people affected by the horrible shooting in Las Vegas, & to family,friends & fans of Tom Petty, of which I’m one.
jackantonoff ✔@jackantonoff-what a day. tom petty forever and gun control NOW. all there is to say
LeAnn Rimes Cibrian ✔@leannrimes-Heartbroken! We lost a rock legend. #RIPTomPetty
Lin-Manuel Miranda ✔@Lin_Manuel-I am so grateful for Tom Petty’s music.
Feels selfish to want more, but I always will. Rest in peace.
May his soul rest in peace.