Legendary Florida rocker Tom Petty has died


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UPDATE: TMZ now reports that the initial reports were premature, and that Tom Petty is still alive. However, Petty has been pulled from life support and is not expected to live:
Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed the singer's death is inaccurate — the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. handled the emergency.

Original article:
Florida-grown rock & roll legend Tom Petty passed away today at the age of 66.

The singer/guitarist suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday and was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, and the decision was made to remove him from life support today.

CBS News confirms Petty's passing.

Petty, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, made his name fronting the rock-solid Heartbreakers and released gritty hits like "Breakdown," "Free Fallin'" and "Last Dance With Mary Jane."

Petty was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida.

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