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Tom Petty Clinging To Life At 66 Following Cardiac Arrest — Reports

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Our thoughts are with Tom Petty's family and loved ones.

UPDATE 5:23 P.M. EST: A source confirmed Tom Petty's passing to Variety, though CBS News has retracted their earlier report of his death as the LAPD clarified they can't confirm it.

But TMZ's source says the singer isn't expected to make it through the day, adding he is still alive and clinging on.

We'll continue to update you with new details.


Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66.

The Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers frontman suffered a cardiac arrest on October 1, and despite being rushed to the hospital, he has been revealed to have succumbed to it on Monday.

Related: Marilyn Manson Hospitalized After On-Stage Injury

CBS News confirmed his passing, sharing:

He would have been 67 on October 20.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the singer's family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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