Rock legend Tom Petty dies, confirms manager

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LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Music legend Tom Petty died Monday in Los Angeles.

He was rushed there on Sunday night after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.

Petty was transported to UCLA Santa Monica hospital where he was reportedly placed on life support.

Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers” released a statement saying... Petty died "peacefully around 8:40pm surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends."

The rocker rose to fame in the 70's with his band “Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.”

The group put out several hits like "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Breakdown," "Listen to her Heart" and more.

Petty also sang the megahit "Freefallin'."

He just finished a 40th anniversary tour at the end of September, hinting to Rolling Stone in December that he thought it would be the group's last tour together.

He was 66.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.



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