Singer Tom Petty Dies at 66

The famous singer-songwriter Tom Petty died on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 66 years old.

Petty died at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. The cause of death of the legend is believed to be cardiac arrest; it is still under investigation, according to sources. Petty died at 11:40 EST. The toxicology scan for drugs in the system’s results will not be in for a while, however. Due to Petty’s actions such as smoking, his lungs and other organs may have been failing him. He has had an autopsy as of this week but a cause of death has not been determined, sources say.   

People felt a wave of sadness during the week however due to their favorite singer passing, who led the famous band Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers from the 1970’s through the 2010’s. Many who did not know Petty in reality will know tracks such as “American Girl,” “Won’t Back Down,” “Free Falling,” and “Last Dance with Mary Jane” among other music by the popular artist. Many musicians paid their tributes to Petty within the days of his death. Petty’s albums are also being rereleased, and people have begun buying them at a rapid rate since his passing.

Petty’s family is planning the funeral services in what is called a “deferment” of a funeral while they await final toxicology reports. The services will be held within the coming weeks.

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