3:30pm – While it remains unclear if Tom Petty has in fact passed away, tributes pour in from the music community on Twitter. Everyone from Shania Twain, to Bon Jovi, to Cage The Elephant has praised Petty as an influence.
CBS originally reported that Petty had died based on an LAPD report. The LAPD has since clarified that they did not confirm Petty’s death, but have said they are not currently investigating the situation. TMZ reports the singer is still on life support, though family has a “do not resuscitate order” on Tom.
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2017