Tom Petty dies at 66 in California

Tom Petty dies at 66 in California

Tom Petty, a US musician has been confirmed dead as his body was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early yesterday.

Petty died in California aged 66.

The development was confirmed through a statement issued on behalf of his family.

He was taken to hospital, but could not be revived and died later that evening.

Petty was best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers rock band, producing such hits as American Girl, Breakdown, Free Fallin’, Learning to Fly and Refugee.

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