Tom Petty, rock and roll legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has died of a cardiac arrest. He was 66.
Petty, who had just wrapped up a North American tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of his backing band, the Heartbreakers, is also remembered for his extensive solo work penning songs like “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” “You Wreck Me,” “Free Fallin’,” “Listen to Her Heart,” and “Free Fallin’.” The Southern rocker was also a founding member of the George Harrison super-group Traveling Wilburys which included Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. This work has made him one of the best selling artists of all time amassing over 80 million records sold worldwide. This resulted in an induction into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2002.
Tom Petty is remembered by his wife Dana York Epperson and his daughters Adria and AnnaKim Violette.