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Manager of Tom Petty Officially Announces His Death

by VVN Music

The long day of reports and misinformation has finally come to an end with an official statement from Tony Dimitriades, the manager of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty.

He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived.

He died peacefully at 8:40PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends.

- Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family

Petty was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest at his home on Sunday night and was transported to the hospital where he was put on life support.  Reports started surfacing in the early afternoon on Tuesday (October 2) that he had been taken off life support and had died but the LAPD and CBS, who originally "confirmed" his death, retracted the statements in the late afternoon.