Tom Petty R.I.P.

02.10.2017 Music #R.I.P.

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Tom Petty ist im Alter von nur 66 Jahren an einer Herzattacke gestorben. „After all, it was a great big world“. Machs gut, Tom, und danke für Jerry Maguire.

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support. CBS confirmed Petty's death. He was 66.

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NYTimes: Premature CBS Report of Tom Petty’s Death Sets Off an Outpouring: „The news ricocheted around the web immediately early Monday afternoon: CBS News was reporting that Tom Petty was dead. It kicked off widespread reaction and remembrances, with star singers like John Mayer, Shania Twain and Jon Bon Jovi all paying tribute to Mr. Petty on Twitter. It soon emerged, however, that the news was premature. It was not until just before midnight that Mr. Petty’s manager announced that he had died about 11:30 p.m.“

(UPDATE) „Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support. CBS originally confirmed Petty's death per the Los Angeles Police Department, but TMZ claims the musician is still on life support.“

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