One day after his cardiac arrest, Petty's agent Tony Dimitriades revealed he passed away when his family agreed to switch off his life support after learning he had no brain activity. Florida vs. LSU kicks off at 3:30pm on CBS.
Rock Legend Tom Petty Confirmed Dead At 66 was a Top 10 story on Tuesday: (hennemusic) Management confirmed Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious at his Malibu home Sunday night.
TMZ first broke the news of Petty's emergency, which found him unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his residence when EMT's arrived on scene.
Tom Petty inspired and entertained millions of fans around the world over his almost five-decade career in music, which is why it's no surprise that so many musicians have come out to honor the man with some emotional covers. This one will hurt for a long time. It's going to be hard to take the stage tonight with such a heavy heart.
- "Even the Losers" (1979): With a chorus that asserts, "Even the losers get lucky sometimes", this song was bound to become an anthem; one of many hits from the "Damn the Torpedoes" album, which also includes "Refugee", "Here Comes My Girl" and "Don't Do Me Like That".
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was formed in 1976 and had just completed its 40th anniversary tour.
- "End of the Line" (1989): Petty sings the verses on this life-affirming single written with his idols - Lynne, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Roy Orbison - as part of the Traveling Wilburys.