Rocker Tom Petty Dies At Age 66, A Day After Misreport Of Death

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| October 3 , 2017 , 10:17 IST

A day after media erroneously reported the death of rocker Tom Petty and retracted its statement, Petty passed away on Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, his family confirmed.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,’’ said a statement from Tom Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

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The earlier reports of Tom Petty's death had plunged music lovers in mourning and as fans posted remembrances on Twitter, among them were celebrities Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Stanley and Lin-Manuel Miranda as well.

A memorial had also been scheduled for Petty at the Hollywood Walk of Fan. When news came that Petty was still alive and media outlets retracted their statements, the Walk of Fame tribute was also cancelled.

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The confusion over the death of Petty arose after the Los Angeles Police Department reported that Petty had suffered a cardiac arrest, after which CBS News published Petty's obituary.

An American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, Tom Petty was famous as the lead singer of 'Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' although he had been a part of other groups the 'Traveling Wilburys' and 'Mudcrutch'.