The Free Fallin’ singer was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious Sunday night following a cardiac arrest, TMZ report. Emergency services rushed to the singer’s Malibu house and took him off to Santa Monica hospital straight away where he was put on life support. Tributes are pouring in for the legend.
He has just come off the back of a tour that ended at the Hollywood Bowl last Monday. The tour was in celebration of 40 years with the Heartbreakers. Petty met guitarist Mike Campbell back in 1970, telling him ‘You’re gonna be in my band forever’ after he performed ‘Johnny B. Goode.’ The two went on to from Mudcrutch, which later got renamed to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
When it came to recording a new studio album, Petty said: We’ll get around to that when we can. But I’m in no hurry to do that now. I do have a contract where I owe my label a record every couple of years, but I always go over that and they always indulge me. I bring them over and show them what I’m working on so they know I’m not just doing nothing. They’re understanding.