Musicians Mourn the Loss of Tom Petty

October 3, 2017
May 5, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Tom Petty performs at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre



The world lost one of the most iconic songwriters in rock when Tom Petty sadly passed away Monday evening. With a decades-spanning catalog, a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and countless hits, it’s no wonder fans and musicians alike are showing an outpouring of love for the late rocker.

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Below, read messages of condolence from Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper, and everyone in between.

We're in tears of disbelief and sadness here at nwac... The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support. He has died after being removed from life support today.

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My heart is broken. We lost another legend today. Tom Petty was a rock n Roll rebel, unapologetic and always true to himself. He trusted his rock n Roll compass, and no one was better at putting honest words into music. Every time I listen to Wildflowers, I immediately need to sit down and write a song. Tom, thank you for your music, your attitude, and for never listening to anyone who said you can't! You will continue to inspire me and be a keystone in my musical journey.

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