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 Post subject: R.I.P. Tom Petty
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Report: Tom Petty pulled off life support after being found unconscious

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om Petty was found unconscious Sunday night and was rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports Petty was not breathing and was in full cardiac arrest.

Petty was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support, TMZ reports.

TMZ reports Petty is brain dead and life support will be pulled.

Petty, 66, is best known for being the lead singer of "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers," with several hits to his credit.

Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.




Update: He has passed

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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.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:50 pm 
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This definitely sucks. Several of his songs have been in the soundtrack to my life, especially "I Won't Back Down".

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Man, that's a shocker. I liked a lot of his songs.

Let's hear Free Fallin' one more time.



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He shot this here in Tucson:


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Yeah, this was a shocker. My first reaction was shock, followed closely by anger. Jeez, Grim Reaper, can you leave us with a FEW classic rockers please? You're really pissing me off.

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I've told this story before, but in tribute to Mr. Petty, I'ma tell it again. Tom Petty provided what is probably the coolest concert moment I have ever experienced...and I have seen many. It was in Rochester, would've been somewhere around 1980 give or take a year. The band had just started up the sleek, slinky intro to "Breakdown" when some nimrod set off a firecracker. Petty slowly sauntered up to the microphone, in PERFECT time to the music, and drawled "Only a real asshole would set off a firecracker in a crowded auditorium"...then slowly stepped back, AGAIN in PERFECT time to the music, as the band went into the intro proper. I remember clear as day thinking "that's gotta be the coolest guy on the planet'. You'd swear it was all scripted, it was so perfect. RIP, Tom.

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I also remarked that there are now only 2 Wilburys still travelling, Dylan and Jeff Lynne. Petty joins Roy and George in the Heavenly Wilburys.

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New report says he's still with us


https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebri ... li=BBnbfcL

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OK...maybe in poor taste but I can't help it. Don't click the spoiler if you don't want to watch:

[Reveal] Spoiler:

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Reminds me of how CBS (and I :oops: ) reported Joe Pa's death 12 hours too soon.

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"There's been lot of cases of this," Silverman said. "Before he actually died, Pope John Paul (II) had been declared dead at least twice. Bob Hope had been declared dead before he actually died.

"It happens to people in the public eye, especially when they get to a certain age or when they're ill."


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Man, that's a shocker. I liked a lot of his songs.

Let's hear Free Fallin' one more time.




Let's not. I turned down the radio when this got played on the way home from work this morning...

Liked and even loved a lot of Tom's stuff, and am sorry he is gone. But this song should've went with him...

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OK- we'll do this one.

No one can hate "I Won't Back down".



BTW, Tom Petty is one of those rare rockers in my experience in that I don't know anyone that hated him as a singer.

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Jeemie wrote:

BTW, Tom Petty is one of those rare rockers in my experience in that I don't know anyone that hated him as a singer.


I'll raise my hand to be the first.

Not hated, but avoided. He had a nasally thing going on that makes me cringe. Loved his work with the Traveling Wilburys as long as he wasn't a solo lead. Same with Dylan, for mostly the same reason, though he also has a thing where he slides up into a note that makes me crazy.

So three of the main five Wilburys were good for me, and four if you count Del Shannon.

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