Singer, songwriter, and producer Tom Petty has passed away. He was 66.
TMZ initially reported Petty had been found unconscious at his home in Malibu on Sunday night in a full cardiac arrest and not breathing. He was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital after EMTs were able to find a pulse, and was put on life support. Petty did not have any brain activity after arriving at the hospital, and according to TMZ he was removed from life support. CBS confirmed Petty's passing.
Petty rose to prominence in the music industry in 1976 as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He returned to the limelight in the late '80s/early '90s with singles like "You Don't Know How It Feels" and "Free Fallin'."