Tom Petty, 66, dies after being taken off life support
Legendary rocker Tom Petty has died after a being removed from life support on Monday, according to multiple reports. He was 66 years old.
Petty was taken to a hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious and not breathing, TMZ reports.
The singer and songwriter was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital from his Malibu home, suffering from a heart attack, according to TMZ. He was placed on life support but has been removed after he had no brain activity, TMZ reports.
Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group released 13 albums and put out several hits, including “Free Fallin’,” “American Girl,” “Listen to Her Heart” among others. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Petty released three solo albums and was also a member of the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.