The news about Tom Petty dead are flooding the online platforms. The musician passed away one day after being admitted to the hospital in critical condition. His life support was pulled after the doctors saw no brain activity.
The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers musician was on life support since Sunday evening, when he was admitted to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital in critical condition. The 66-year-old was unconscious, not breathing, and had no pulse.
An ambulance was called to his Malibu home and the paramedics found him in that state. The emergency medical technicians managed to establish a weak pulse and as soon as he got into the hospital, he was put on life support.
The latest report, from TMZ, states that the doctors have established very soon after his admission into the hospital, that he was brain dead and the decision was made to take him off life support, on Monday.
There is no information, at this time, about what triggered the musician’s falling into an unconscious state.
Family members and sources close to Tom Petty do not wish to comment on the matter, for the time being.
The news of Tom Petty dead comes just an hour after the news broke out that he was hospitalized.
Last week on Monday, September 25, the singer looked in good shape, as he was on stage for his last concert of his tour, organized at Hollywood Bowl.
Tom Petty is survived by his wife, Dana York and his two daughters, Adria and AnnaKim Violette.
Tom Petty is best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He sold more than 80 million records worldwide, being one of the best-selling musicians of all times.