Tom Petty’s death has now been confirmed after the legendary singer suffered a cardiac arrest.
After being found in his Malibu home unconscious and not breathing on Sunday night (1st October), Petty was rushed to the hospital. The singer’s condition was thought to be “critical” and he was placed on life support, TMZ reported.
The website has now reported that after the singer arrived at the hospital “he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support”.
A full statement has been released via the singer’s Twitter confirming his “untimely death” stating he died peacefully “surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends.” See the post below.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017
Petty was 66 and the Lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. During his career, he also co-founded the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently concluded a 40th-anniversary tour with the final date taking place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on 22nd September.
Updates on this story as it develops.