TMZ cited law enforcement sources as saying Petty had been rushed to a Southern California hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu on Sunday.
Celebrity news site TMZ and network CBS had earlier reported that he had already died, triggering an outraged denial from Petty's daughter. Petty died at 8:40PM PT, "surrounded, by family, his bandmates and friends", the statement says.
Tom Petty best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has died aged 66.
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has released a statement on behalf of Sheriff Sadie Darnell, who is a relative of Tom Petty.
Petty's glory days were in the 1970s, but he also had a successful solo career.
Pettytold Rolling Stone magazine he thought it would be the band's last tour together. "He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him".
There has since been an outpouring of emotion on social media as Rock n Roll Hall of Fame member Petty's fans pay tribute to his talents. He included favorites like "Breakdown", "Free Fallin'", "Learning to Fly", and "Refugee" before wrapping up with "You Wreck Me" and "American Girl".
In a 2006 interview, Petty said he first knew he wanted to be in a band when he saw The Beatles performing on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Petty, a few days ago, his Twitter account said, "Thanks to everyone who's supported us for last 40 years, we wouldn't be without you". "I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can".
He also co-founded the Traveling Wilburys - a supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. But this was the thing that made me want to play music. Bizarrely, despite all their success, The Heartbreakers last album "Hypnotic Eye" (2014) would be their first U.S. number one album. With a little kid, that's a lot of time, ' he said.
FBI agents investigating the Las Vegas mass shooting met Ms Danley when she arrived back in America on Wednesday afternoon (AEST). The 62-year-old Filipino-born woman landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 7:17 p.m.
How can we reduce the number of gun-related deaths? Hillary Clinton tweeted Monday morning: "Our grief isn't enough". Calls for tougher gun control laws are growing louder after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
King Salman will travel to Moscow Thursday, a trip marking the first visit of a Saudi reigning monarch to Russian Federation . While Russia and Saudi Arabia are now allies on the global oil market, they are on the opposite sides in the Syria conflict.
In Tesco's prime market, the United Kingdom, like-for-like turnover grew 2.2 % and there was a 1.1 % increase in Ireland. Pre-tax profit was also up, rising to £ 562m for the first half compared with £71m for the same period a year ago .
Barry Barish , now professor emeritus of physics at Caltech, joined the project in 1994 and later became the LIGO director. The gravitational waves discovered are oscillations in space-time created by the collision of the black holes.
Turkish armed forces chief of staff General Hulusi Akar also came to visit the Iranian capital on Sunday. President Erdogan will meet with Iranian religious leader Ali Khamenei and President Hasan spiritual.
Severino labored through a 46-pitch third inning, including a 13-pitch at-bat by Mauer that ended in a run-scoring single. Yankees scored 858 runs, an increase of 178 from previous year and second in the majors behind Houston (896).
The governments of Honduras and Nicaragua have issued tropical storm warnings ahead of the storm as it makes its way northward. Wednesday, the storm was labeled a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour with higher gusts.
The federal government sends CHIP money to states annually, based on previous spending of the funds and populations factors. And Minnesota would face a $10 million federal penalty if it has to tap into its unspent federal allotment for 2017.
He said that around 4.30 am, a group of terrorists presumably " fidayeen ", attacked the 182 battalion camp of the BSF. Asked which group was responsible for the attack, Khan said, "Jaish-e-Mohammad was responsible for the attack".
Bounce tops google play store downloads
The app is just there to let you know about its compatibility with your device and also probably to get quicker updates. If you go over to the Google Store now, you will see that the store is now in the Bahasa Malaysia language.
Las Vegas gunman's partner 'an Australian'
In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Juertes said: "He wasn't very sociable". Recent reports show that he had several high-stakes gambling transactions in recent weeks.
Titans to sign Brandon Weeden
Former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden signed a one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, ESPN reported. If Mariota can't play in Week 5 against the Dolphins , Matthews will be hard to trust as more than a boom-bust WR3/4.