Tom Petty, 1950-2017

Rock legend Tom Petty has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was only 66 years old.

So far this week has sucked copious amounts of ass, and it’s only Tuesday.

Tom Petty died on Monday, one day after he was found in cardiac arrest at his home, Variety has confirmed.

The iconic singer, 66, was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support after he was found unconscious inside his Malibu home, TMZ first reported on Monday. He was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, where sources told the gossip site that he had no brain activity and a decision was later made to take him off life support.

Petty rose to fame with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the 1970s with hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin.’” The band recently completed a 40th anniversary tour. Their last performance was on Sept. 25 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Heartbroken. I listened to his music on my Walkman for hours and hours traveling to and from college. His music is timeless, and he was larger than life. I can no way express the grief I feel right now. It’s like losing a family member.

Below is not only one of my favorite Petty songs, but also the greatest video ever aired on MTV. Enjoy.

Godspeed, Tom. I can never adequately express the lifetime of joy you brought me.

4 thoughts on “Tom Petty, 1950-2017

  1. Toothy – He was one of the most talented musicians I ever heard. He could play all styles of music, with all types of people. And really, will anyone ever forget the scene in The Silence of the Lambs with the woman singing “American Girl?” A classic of pop culture.


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