Died rock musician Tom petty

Скончался рок-музыкант Том Петти

The American rock musician Tom petty was found without signs of life at his home in Malibu. 66-year-old musician died in the night on Monday. The musician suffered a heart attack.

Скончался рок-музыкант Том Петти

The musician spent the whole day in a medical facility, where doctors tried to save his life. To save him failed and Tom’s family issued a statement about the death. “He went peacefully at 20:40 Pacific time surrounded by family members, the musicians of his band and friends”, — said the Manager of the singer Tony Dimitriades.

Patty was connected to life support. When doctors found that the brain of the musician shows no signs of activity, it was decided to disable it from the device. Police in Los Angeles initially confirmed the death of the musician, but soon withdrew the statement, explaining that spread the news wrongly. Police in Los Angeles in the new message said that the death of the musician has no criminal components. This means that the police do not have this thing can not be information on the status of petty.

Just a week ago the singer with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers finished the summer tour with three concerts in Hollywood.

Скончался рок-музыкант Том Петти

Tom petty born October 20, 1950 in Florida. On his desire to become a musician influenced by the religious culture of the time. A 10 years old boy first saw Elvis Presley, who even shook hands, and later to his city came to the legendary The Beatles, after which he finally decided to become a rock performer. He traded his slingshot for a box full of plates. For starters, he has performed with different groups, but soon created their own — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which to the last gigs. In 1977 he released his first single Breakdown. He was very popular in the UK.

In addition to the activities in his group, he also recorded some solo albums and played in the band the Traveling Wilburys, which also included George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison. He also became the best selling performer in history, because his records differ circulations of more than 80 million. In 2002 he was awarded the Grand award — it was included in the hall of fame rock-n-roll.

On the death of his colleagues have been Bob Dylan, who was stunned by his death. “I had the highest opinion of Tom. He was a great performer, full of light. He was a friend, and I will never forget,” writes Dylan.