DETROIT – To many of us, Tom Petty was an American music icon. But to AnnaKim Violette, Tom Petty was dad.
Tom Petty passed away on Monday and his daughter AnnaKim, posted several tributes to her rock and roll father on her Instagram page.
“One week ago today I was watching my dad play. We showed up rushed to our seats. I got stoned had a beer the lights went dark. Sat watching realizing I grew up on these songs. Everyone grew up on these songs.”
“This is real American Art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life. My father loves music more than anything and always put music first. It’s going to be healing to know I will never go a day without hearing his music. I love his class honesty and how strange and funny he is. Tom Petty is an American Icon because his heart has always put human rights first. We are one. I love you dad. Your songs are dreams manifested.”