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Legendary rocker Tom Petty dead at 66

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MALIBU, CA - Tom Petty has died at the age of 66.

Petty was hospitalized after being found unconscious in his Malibu home from an apparent heart attack. He was brought to the hospital in critical condition and put on life support.

Petty and his longtime band The Heartbreakers have a string of hits, including ''American Girl'', ''Refugee'', and ''Free Fallin'''.

The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. 

Petty's manager confirmed his death in a written statement...'''On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.".

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