On Sunday night, Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious at his Malibu house. According to reports, he was in a critical state and as a result put on life support. We have learned that the family took him off of it, however, as they have a ‘do not resuscitate’ order in place.
According to brand new reports, the legend is still alive at this moment but doctors do not expect him to live until tomorrow.
The Los Angeles Police Department previously confirmed news that the singer had passed away but since then, it has been clarified that they have no definite information on the man’s status.
‘The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources. However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.’
Just last week, Petty had what could become his last ever performance in L.A., a show that was part of his 40th Anniversary Tour along with the Heartbreakers.
According to audience members, the star looked happy, energetic and most importantly perfectly healthy which is why his sudden critical health issue is even more shocking.
Before performing his final song, American Girl, Petty addressed the concert goers, saying: ‘I want to thank all of you for coming out tonight. We love you dearly, I want to thank you for 40 years of a really great time.’
The music legend was born on October 20, 1950, and is best known for being the lead singer of the popular Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rock band.
The group rose to fame in the late 70s, early 80s and was representative for the heartland rock movement – a style that was characterized by straightforward music and lyrics talking about blue-collar issues.
Other artists on the forefront of the movement were: John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Seger.
The rock legend is among the best-selling artists ever, selling more than 80 million records around the world in his lifetime.
In 2002, he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.