Legendary rock star Tom Petty has died at 66

(WJBF) – Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66.

After uncertain reports, it was confirmed that Tom Petty died Monday night, Oct.2, after hours on life support.

Tom Petty
FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers appears at KAABOO 2017 in San Diego, Calif. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department says it has no information on the well-being of Tom Petty and its spokespeople did not provide info CBS News used to report the rocker had died. News outlets reported Monday, Oct. 2, that Petty was dead at age 66. CBS did not cite a source in its story, but tweeted that LAPD confirmed Petty’s death. CBS now says he is “clinging to life.” (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

He went into cardiac arrest and was taken from his home by an ambulance just before 11 p.m. Sunday night.

The Gainesville, Florida-native was usually backed by his longtime band, the Heartbreakers.

 

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2007 file photo, singer Tom Petty arrives at the world premiere of the documentary “Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” in Burbank, Calif. Petty has died at age 66. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks says Petty died Monday night, Oct. 2, 2017, at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered cardiac arrest. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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