Tom Petty passes away, aged 66

American musician Tom Petty has sadly passed away, aged 66.

Petty was taken to hospital on Monday after suffering a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious at his Malibu home. In a statement from his long-time manager, Tony Dimitriades, he said “He died peacefully at 20:40 Pacific time (03:40 GMT Tuesday) surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

Tom Petty had a successful career over the years, known mostly for his work with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, penning such hits as American Girl and Refugee, and his renowned solo tracks, Free Fallin’ and I Won’t Back Down. He was also a member of The Travelling Wilburys alongside Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, and George Harrison.

Rest in peace, Tom.

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