Sorry guys.  Wikipedia claimed that he died and 10 other reputable news channels says that he died. Now I’m hearing/reading that he’s clinging to life. What’s true?  Who knows?  

Updated. …yes he died. This is so unpleasant. Putting up a blog about a death, then having to retract it! ! These people insist on making me look incompetent. I can’t even trust CBS anymore. 


He was found in cardiac arrest. Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.

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, reports TMZ. 

Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including “American Girl,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Breakdown,” “Listen to Her Heart” and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty was also a successful solo artist and sang the megahit “Freefallin’.”