DETROIT – Iconic rock and roll musician Tom Petty died this week at the age of 66.
"He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends," Tony Dimitriades said in a statement.
With his nasally voice and chiming guitar, Petty and his longtime band, the Heartbreakers, churned out an instantly recognizable brand of sturdy, heartland rock that made them a classic-radio staple for decades. Petty, along with the band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers brought their 40th Anniversary Tour to DTE Energy Music Theatre in July with Peter Wolf.