Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66

Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, a statement was issued on behalf of his family.

Tom Petty was found at his Malibu home and sadly died later in hospital aged only 66.

He died peacefully at 20:40 Pacific time, surrounded by his family, bandmates and friends, said his manager Tony Dimitriades.

Tom was a co-founder of the Traveling Wilburys group in the late 1980s, touring with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison.

Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66Tom Petty found at his Malibu home and sadly dies later in hospital age 66

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American rock musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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