Legendary singer Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66.
His longtime band manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement to "Extra," "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. 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 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends."
Petty was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious at his home in Malibu, reports TMZ.
Petty performed at the Hollywood Bowl just a week before his hospitalization. He was currently on a break from the tour, which was set to resume in November.
In December, Petty opened up about his future plans after touring, telling Rolling Stone, "I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”
After the sad news, many celebrities took to social mourn his passing, including Adam Levine, John Mayer, and Paul McCartney.
Thank you. You inspired us all so much. pic.twitter.com/0Sb0GUU9N5— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) October 2, 2017
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty. Thanks for all the great rockin' music, hard to believe you're gone.— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) October 2, 2017
Today America lost one of its musical giants. Thank you Tom Petty for all the music. To me you will live forever. pic.twitter.com/L6TrMBa6os— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) October 3, 2017
Tom Petty died of a broken heart. Rest In Peace.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2017
Petty was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and also a part of the '80s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Solo and with his band, he is known for hits like "American Girl" (1977), "Breakdown" (1977), "Don't Do Me Like That" (1979), "Refugee" (1980), the Stevie Nicks duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (1981), "Don't Come Around Here No More" (1985), "I Won't Back Down" (1989) and "Free Fallin'" (1989).