American singer Tom Petty, 66, died on Monday night after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of the day. The musician was found unconscious at his home in Malibu, and was taken to a hospital where he was hospitalized until his death, which was confirmed by his family.
The musician was found unconscious and without breathing. He was rushed to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, doctors were able to recover the musician’s heartbeat, which did not hold up.
Several media outlets reported Petty’s death on Monday. Before the official announcement by the family, TMZ said that the singer was not dead, but that his life was “by a thread”. During the night came confirmation that Petty had died.