Tom Petty Dies at 66

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Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66. News like this breaks my heart. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers frontman was taken to the hospital after a cardiac arrest on October 1st. Despite being rushed to the hospital he died peacefully yesterday, Monday October 2nd at 8:40PM.

Tom Petty Dies at 66
PITTSBURGH, PA June 09 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform in Pittsburgh, Friday, June 9 at PPG Paints Arena.

Here's what some have to say about the legend's death:

RIP. #legend

A post shared by Loren Ridinger (@lorenridinger) on

I'm heartbroken. Lately we've seen a lot of bad news. It's devastating to see this artist and legend go. Thank you for all your music and passion. Your music will live on as well as your memory. My love and prayers go out to the Petty family at this time.

Tom Petty would have been 67 on October 20th.