Tom Petty Death Reported

After Suffering A Cardiac Arrest

(Article updated) Following conflicting reports, it has now been confirmed that singer Tom Petty has passed away following a cardiac arrest on Sunday night. The 66 year old was found unconscious and not breathing in his home in Malibu, California before being taken to UCLA Santa Monica hospital and placed on life support.

American TV network CBS claimed to have information that Petty had passed away, with the Las Angeles Police Department taking to Twitter to apologise for 'inadvertently' issuing information.


However Petty's death has now been officially confirmed via posts on his social media made by Tony Dimitriades, the longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and on behalf of Petty's family.