BREAKING: Music legend Tom Petty clinging to life after fatal heart attack [UPDATED]
Rock legend Tom Petty, died after reportedly suffering a fatal heart attack on Sunday, October 1. The 66-year-old “American Girl” performer was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital Sunday evening, where he was put on life-support, after being found unconscious in his Malibu home.
Petty, born and raised in Florida, just finished an extensive North American tour. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, and is best known for his illustrious career with band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Updates to come as more details emerge. Tragic.
Update [2:25 PM EST 10/02/2017]: A previous version of this story suggested that Petty was confirmed dead. Though media outlets were reporting this was confirmed via Los Angeles Police Department information, that is apparently untrue.
LAPD has announced that despite reports from their office that Petty has passed away, the singer songwriter may still “clinging to life.” The police department confirmed via Twitter that information was passed “inadvertently” to media, but insists that they are unable to confirm details. Meanwhile outlets have begun to confirm the singer is still in the hospital, with reports of his death all citing the faulty LAPD information.
Updates will follow as information emerges.