It's been extremely difficult day wrought with terrible news that was unfortunately prolonged and prolonged. Legendary rock artist Tom Petty had been reported to have died after being taken off life support following cardiac arrest, but this report turned out to be factually inaccurate.
Unfortunately this time is the real deal, and Tom Petty has passed away in the hospital at 66 years old. His death has been confirmed to CNN by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers manager Tony Dimitriades, as well as Petty's daughter via the below Instagram post. Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after being found unresponsive in his home, and was declared to have no brain activity at the hospital. Petty was taken off life support and a Do Not Resuscitate was issued.
Rest in peace, Tom.