US musician Tom Petty dies aged 66

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Tom Petty was inducted into a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a matter released on interest of his family.

Petty was found unconscious, not respirating and in full cardiac detain during his Malibu home early on Monday.

He was taken to hospital, though could not be regenerated and died after that evening.

Petty was best famous as a lead thespian of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and his hits enclosed American Girl, Breakdown, Free Fallin’, Learning to Fly and Refugee.

Obituary: A quiet, artless legend

“He died peacefully during 20:40 Pacific time (03:40 GMT Tuesday) surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends,” pronounced his long-time manager Tony Dimitriades.

A matter on a singer’s Twitter page described Petty’s flitting as an “untimely death”.

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Petty was also a co-founder of a Traveling Wilburys organisation in a late 1980s, furloughed with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison.

“It’s shocking, abrasive news,” Dylan told a Los Angeles Times.

“I suspicion a universe of Tom. He was a good performer, full of a light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”

Other tributes embody those from associate musicians Sir Paul McCartney, Carole King, Brian Wilson and Cyndi Lauper.

McCartney tweeted that he was “sending his love” to Petty and his family, while King pronounced her “heart goes out” to “family, friends and fans of Tom Petty, of that I’m one”.

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson tweeted that he was “heartbroken” to hear of a news.

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Canadian thespian Bryan Adams thanked Petty “for all a good rockin’ music”.

Actor Kiefer Sutherland also paid tribute.

He tweeted: “Today America mislaid one of a low-pitched giants. Thank we Tom Petty for all a music. To me we will live forever.”

Petty also found solo success in 1989 with his manuscript Full Moon Fever, that featured one of his many renouned songs, Free Fallin’, co-written with Jeff Lynne.

In 2002, Petty was inducted into a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Media captionTom Petty was famous for his songs American Girl and and Free Fallin’

Petty was innate in Gainesville, Florida, on 20 October, 1950.

He endured a severe childhood, vital in misery with an alcoholic, violent father – though his life altered in 1961 when he met Elvis Presley and shook his hand.

“That was a finish of doing anything other than song with my life,” he said.

He assimilated dual bands during school, The Sundowners and The Epics, before dropping out to play with Mudcrutch, aged 17.

After that rope pennyless up, Petty and several of a members shaped Tom Petty and a Heartbreakers, releasing their entrance manuscript in 1976.

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Tom Petty (right) and The Heartbreakers only final week wrapped adult a debate to symbol 40 years of a band

Their career was delayed to take off, though complicated furloughed – including a well-received support container with destiny E Street Band member Nils Lofgren in a UK – eventually pushed them into a chart.

Over a subsequent 4 decades, they became one of rock’s many arguable live acts, doggedly adhering to their no-frills stone template, and producing a tide of radio staples including Don’t Come Around Here No More and a Stevie Nicks duet Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.

Petty scored solo hits with a platinum-selling albums Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers, while a 1991 manuscript Into The Great Wide Open gave a rope a series one single, Learning To Fly.

The video for a pretension lane was also in consistent revolution on MTV, interjection in no tiny partial to cameos by Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway and a then-unknown Matt LeBlanc.

Petty gave his final live shows only a week ago, personification 3 sold-out dates during a Hollywood Bowl as partial of a 40th anniversary tour.

Last December, he told Rolling Stone magazine: “I’d be fibbing if we didn’t contend we was meditative this competence be a final large one. We’re all on a backside of a 60s.

“I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as most as we can. we don’t wish to spend my life on a road.”

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