Musician Tom Petty dies, aged 66

By MiNDFOOD

Singer and songwriter Tom Petty performing
Singer and songwriter Tom Petty performing
Tom Petty has been rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at his Malibu home.

Legendary musician Tom Petty has died at the age of 66 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu.

The 66-year-old had just finished a huge tour which wrapped at the Hollywood Bowl arena in Los Angeles last week.

Petty rose to fame in the mid-1970s with the Heartbreakers and went onto have success as a solo artist. In the late 80s Petty became a member of the Traveling Wilburys, creating music alongside icons George Harrison, Boy Dylan and Roy Orbison.

Petty’s most recent album with the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye, was released in 2014.

 

 

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