Music legend Tom Petty dies at age 66


Tom Petty, the musical legend behind some of rock’s greatest hits, died Monday after going into cardiac arrest. He died at 11:30 p.m., surrounded by family, friends and his bandmates.

He was 66 years old.

Throughout his prolific career, Petty notched three Grammy wins and 18 nominations, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

He was ranked 76th on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.”

Throughout the ‘80s and into the ‘90s, Petty and his Heartbreakers churned out album after album, some, like 1981’s “Hard Promises,” achieving more success than others.

He is survived by his wife, Dana York, whom he married in 2001, two daughters and one stepson.

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