Report: Legendary rock musician Tom Petty has died

The artist died Monday night after suffering a full cardiac arrest Sunday.

October 03, 2017
Report: Legendary rock musician Tom Petty has died Rick Diamond / Getty Images  

Rock musician Tom Petty has died after being taken off life support following a full cardiac arrest, according to a statement from his longtime manager Tony Dimitriades.

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Petty's wife Dana York called 911 Sunday night, and EMTs rushed him to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, where Petty was put on life support. According to TMZ, Petty showed no brain activity at the hospital, and the musician was then taken off of life support. He died Monday evening surrounded by friends and family.

Petty was 66 and best known as the face of his band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, creating classic hits like "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl." In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Petty is survived by his wife Dana York, his step son Dylan York, and his daughters Adria and AnnaKim Petty.

Report: Legendary rock musician Tom Petty has died