- Tom Petty suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday
- "He died peacefully surrounded by family, bandmates," said a statement
- Tom Petty was known for hits like American Girl, and I Won't Back Down
Tweets poured in for Mr Petty.
"RIP Tom Petty. Even walls fall down," Comedian Seth Meyers tweeted while singer Kid Rock wrote, "Just when I thought today could not get any worse... R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration."
RIP Tom Petty. Even walls fall down https://t.co/AD0D1GgA9H— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) October 3, 2017
Just when I thought today could not get any worse...— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 2, 2017
R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration.
You hang in there, Tom Petty. At least long enough to make it past this horrible day. You deserve a better sunset.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 3, 2017
Tom Petty was known for hits such as American Girl, Don't Come Around Here No More, Free Falling and I Won't Back Down. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers wrapped a tour to mark 40 years of their band last week. Tom Petty was also the co-founder of his early band Mudcrutch.