Heartbreaker Fans Heart Broken

Tom Petty, frontman for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Oct. 2, at age 66.

Petty, suffered cardiac arrest in the early hours of the morning and was declared dead at 8:40 p.m. at the UCLA Medical Center. According to band member Tony Dimitriades, Petty died surrounded by bandmates and friends.

The rocker sang a number of songs with his most popular being “American Girl” 1976,  “Don’t Do Me Like That” 1979, “Learning to Fly” 1991 and “Free Fallin'” 1989. For a complete list of Petty’s top songs visit the billboard website.  

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Greg Harris, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO, said, “His vocals captured our soul with songs that sounded like hits the first time we heard them. He made his mark on music and our lives.”

Information has yet be released regarding memorial services for Petty.

Story By
Mitchell Quartz