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Tom Petty, RIP

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After suffering a heart attack, reports circulated earlier today that Tom Petty had died which were then redacted. But now comes the very sad official word that in fact Tom Petty has indeed passed on, confirmed by longtime Heartbreakers manager Tony Dimitriades:

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 8:40PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends.

– Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family

Tom Petty was a true iconoclast and one of the greats. Rest in peace, your music lives on.

Many artists paid tribute to Tom Petty on social media, and Coldplay (along with Peter Buck of R.E.M.) and Matthews Caws of Nada Surf performed covers of his songs in his honor, as well.

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