Tom Petty was reportedly found unconscious, in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, according to TMZ. The singer was reportedly taken off life support at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital after it was found that he had no brain activity.
CBS originally claimed that Petty had died based on a report from the Los Angeles Police Department, though the LAPD has since claimed that the information was “inadverdently” supplied to sources, and that it cannot confirm any information about Petty’s passing. TMZ claims that the singer is still on life support.
Petty—the frontman of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and author of rock classics like “American Girl,” “Breakdown” and “Free Fallin’,” had been on a 40th anniversary tour with the Heartbreakers as recently as last week.
More on this story as it develops.