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Tom Petty Confirmed Dead, Fellow Musicians Mourn and Pay Tribute

Kelly Woo
KAABOO Del Mar

Tom Petty has died, his manager confirmed.

After conflicting reports about his status yesterday, Tony Dimitriades, the longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, released a statement via news outlets and social media:

Petty was found Sunday in full cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu and rushed to the hospital. After doctors found no sign of brain activity, he was taken off life support.

"It's shocking, crushing news," friend and former bandmate Bob Dylan said in a statement. "I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him."

Other musicians took to Twitter to pay tribute and mourn:

And of course, let's never forget this amazing performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Petty, Prince, and others: