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Tom Petty’s Family Confirm Singer’s Passing


After multiple media outlets on Monday reported & passed along inaccurate information regarding Tom Petty the family confirms he has died.

KCMQ will salute the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer with every hour from 6am-6pm starting with Tom Petty song & Nicci’s Nooners will be fully dedicated to the amazing talent that was Tom Petty.


Petty’s wife, Dana York, found him unconscious late Sunday night & called 911. The dispatcher tried to get her to administer CPR, but she was having difficulty doing so. It was ruled a full cardiac arrest & he was taken to UCLA Medical Center & showed no brain activity upon arrival.

Petty was under a no resuscitate order by his family. And at 10:30am PT Monday morning he was taken off life support & given his last rights. He was not expected to make it through the day.

Then Monday night at 8:40pm PT, Petty died peacefully in the hospital room surrounded by his family, friends, & bandmates.

His family had the following posted on his social media late Monday night.

More details here from Ultimate Classic Rock.