MALIBU—On Monday, October 2, rock-star musician, Tom Petty, 66, died after suffering from cardiac arrest. Petty was transported to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital for treatment, but was later reported as having no brain activity and was taken off life support by family.
Petty’s wife, Dana York, called 911 on Sunday, October 1, reporting to officials that her husband was unconscious and not breathing at their Malibu home. While on the phone, York discovered that the breathing was very faint and undetectable.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., on Monday, Petty was then taken off of life support.
At 8:40 p.m., the musician was pronounced dead. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing. His death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, Petty’s longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers who released the following statement:
“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death 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.”