This week beloved Musician Tom Petty died, he was 66. His long time manager, Tony Dimitriades, confirmed the tragedy on behalf of his friends and family. Petty suffered from a cardiac arrest early in the morning and was rushed to the UCLA hospital. He was unable to be revived.
Petty was a staple of radio stations, being one of the most recognizable bands in the world with huge hits such as Free Fallin, American Girl, or I won't back down. Tom Petty also was very successful doing many songs on his own that were big hits as well, like The Waiting.
Petty broke in during the 70s, but it was in 1976 that he spawned a minor hit, Breakdown, and later his album Damn the Torpedos in 1979 went platinum. It included many hits such as Refugee and Don’t do me like that. A 2015 biography on Petty documented a dark turn for the singer and his struggle with heroin addiction in 1997, following the collapse of his 20-year marriage and a failed album.
Tom Petty's life was not alway great, but his death was a great loss to the music world. Rest easy, Tom.
Story by Peter Hornaday
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