Rocker Tom Petty passes away at 66

Here's a playlist of Tom Petty's best songs.

The legendary Tom Petty, author and performer of such American anthems as "Refugee", "The Waiting" and "Free Fallin, '" has died at the age of 66 after suffering cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. Her older sister, Adria, is a director who notably helmed a pair of Beyoncé's music videos: "Countdown" and "Sweet Dreams". His last performance was on last Monday to celebrate their 40th-anniversary tour, where he played three sold-out shows in the Hollywood Bowl.

Sheryl Crow says he brought so much joy, while actor Keifer Sutherland says America has lost one of its musical giants. "I$3 sat watching realizing I grew up on these songs; everyone grew up on these songs".

"Tom Petty is an American Icon because his heart has always put human rights first". "I think anybody should be able to pick up an instrument and jump around". "I love his class, honesty and how unusual and amusing he is".

Following Tom's tragic death yesterday, AnnaKim Violette began sharing photos of her dad via social media. Here, we're gonna do one of your songs.' I was hoping it would meet his approval, and he loved how we did it.

Responding to a 911 call, emergency services resuscitated Petty before rushing him to hospital in nearby Santa Monica. He continues, "We thought what would be nice to do would be to start by everybody turning on their lights on their cellphone and just have a minute or so of silence just to send our love to everybody in Las Vegas..."

Many clips were posted of Petty performing, either by himself, with The Heartbreakers, or with a plethora of talent such as Jeff Lynne, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan and many more.

The Rock and Roll legend died at 8.40 pm on Monday in Los Angeles while surrounded by his family, friends, and bandmates, according to his longtime manager Tony Dimitriades.

However, it was announced that the musician was still "clinging to life" on Monday having suffered the cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu before the official statement in the early hours of Tuesday BST.

"As a child MTV was my news". And I wonder when you're recording a new album if you ever do that, if you take a demo or take a rough recording and take it out for a drive, see how it sounds on the highway outside the studio.

  • Joey Payne