The news of the death of Tom Petty has saddened many, particularly in Hollywood. Although conflicting reports of the singer’s condition emerged early Monday, Petty’s family later confirmed that he has passed away.
“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” longtime manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement. “He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
Musicians, actors, and celebrities far and wide have taken to social media to express grief and offer their condolences.
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 3, 2017
Praying for all those affected by Vegas last night.
And now the loss of one of my great influences Tom Petty today.
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) October 2, 2017
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) October 2, 2017
Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn’t have left more dreams here for us. Thank you.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 3, 2017
Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2017
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) October 2, 2017
My goes out to all the people affected by the horrible shooting in Las Vegas, & to family,friends & fans of Tom Petty, of which I’m one.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) October 2, 2017
what a day. tom petty forever and gun control NOW. all there is to say
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 2, 2017
Heartbroken! We lost a rock legend. #RIPTomPetty
Sending LovE out to his family and friends.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) 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
What a loss for the music world. Dad, I hope you and Tom Petty are singing some Wilburys right about now. RIP. pic.twitter.com/FtIj2DDU55
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) October 2, 2017
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
— Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) October 3, 2017
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) October 2, 2017
You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, drift off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free
— bob saget (@bobsaget) October 3, 2017
When I was a kid, I always wanted to grow up to be the kind of girl Tom Petty would write a song about.
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) October 3, 2017
Mad to think that only 10 or so days ago I was driving past the Hollywood bowl and it said " Tom petty and the heartbreakers " at the gate
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 3, 2017
Stars also posted tributes on Instagram:
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