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.
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Ties between the U.S. and Cuba were restored under President Barack Obama in 2014 after more than half a century. U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson had earlier said that kicking out 15 Cuban diplomats would "ensure equity".
Salling admitted to using the internet over several months in 2015 to download thousands of images of child pornography. He was subsequently fired from his starring role in the miniseries "Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets " a few days later.
Singer Marilyn Manson has canceled his performance at The Rave in Milwaukee after getting injured on stage during a show in NY . The singer's representative told Variety , "Manson suffered an injury towards the end of an incredible NYC show".
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.
And in 2010 the British actress Charlotte Lewis said she was sexually assaulted by Mr Polanski as a 16-year-old. Former German actress Renata Langer accused Roman Polanski of raping her almost half a century ago.
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.
The gun attachment that mimics automatic gunfire is a little-known device called a "bump stock" that is not widely sold. Paddock turned his attention to those outside his door and fired, wounding one of them.
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.
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