The rock legend Tom Petty has passed away after he was found unconscious on Sunday night in his Malibu, Calif., home, according to TMZ. He was 66 years of age.
The singer was experiencing cardiac arrest when EMT workers found him. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and placed him on life support. But once it was learned that he no longer had any brain activity, life support was pulled.
Petty was in the midst of his 40th-anniversary tour with his band The Heartbreakers.
Members of the Hip Hop community and other musicians have sent their condolences to an artist whose catalog of hits compares favorably to any American-born singer-songwriter ever. You can see some of those messages below.
Damn ....Tom Petty I remember standing backstage w him & he tells me 'Go Get Em at a. Presentation #rockAnointed— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) October 2, 2017
what just happened to Tom Petty?— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty— Wax Poetics (@waxpoetics) October 2, 2017
I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music. Feels selfish to want more, but I always will. Rest in peace. https://t.co/EBOt6J38zx— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) October 2, 2017
.@TomPetty... I love you so much. You are in my prayers.— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
Sending love and healing light. We love you! @tompetty— Lisa Loeb (@LisaLoeb) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty pic.twitter.com/ghyiiKl54a— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) October 2, 2017
damn we love you Tom Petty. incredible songwriter. "free fallin" is truly one of the greatest pieces of american art. so perfect & sad— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty. One of the greatest songwriters of our generation.Thank you for ALL the music.Prayers to your family & band members.#RIPTomPetty— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty Thank you for giving so much, a lifetime of inspiration and love. Your music has changed this world for the better. pic.twitter.com/jZsjIN5Xu3— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 2, 2017
Do you have any memories of Tom Petty?