Tom Petty, the gaunt, unassuming rocker with the sly grin, sleepy demeanor and biting voice whose decades of rock 'n' roll hitmaking put him among the best-selling music artists of all time, has died, TMZ reported Monday. He was 66.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers had just wrapped their 40th Anniversary tour in Los Angeles last week TMZ said Petty was found unresponsive late Sunday night at his Malibu home, and though emergency responders got a pulse, he had no brain activity and was removed from life support after arriving at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.
CBS News later confirmed Petty's death with the Los Angeles Police Department. An email to Petty's music agent was not immediately returned. Read more... More about Music , Obituaries , Tom Petty , Obits , and Tom Petty The Heartbreakers