Overnight we learned that Tom Petty passed away at the age of 66.
Tom was taken to the hospital after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his house in LA. His wife found him and called 911.
He was put on life support but then after doctors realized that he didn’t have any brain activity, the family made the decision to pull life support and he passed away overnight in California.
A Gainesville native, he has just finished up a 53-date, 40th anniversary tour, playing his last show last Monday in LA.
Here is Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers singing 'American Girl' at the 2002 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Here is a collection of Tom's very best: