Conflicting reports have emerged over the death of Tom Petty who has experienced a heart attack at the age of 66.
The singer-songwriter was reportedly rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital on Monday after being found unconscious in his Malibu home. According to an initial LAPD source via CBS News and Variety, he was taken off life support soon after yet later tweets claim that the department has “no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty” and any information has been “inadvertently provided”.
He gained fame as part of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the late 1970s, a band that was seen as integral to the heartland rock movement. Their biggest hits included I Won’t Back Down and American Girl.