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Source: getty

Tom Petty's Daughter Slams Publications That Reported He Died Prematurely


When word broke out that Tom Petty had a heart attack in his Malibu home, people automatically assumed the worst. Petty had played his final show just days earlier, the last of three concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles that were the conclusion of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour. 

And by people, I mean major outlets like CBS, who reported that Petty had died. This caused a bunch of other outlets to pick up the news and it was pretty much accepted as truth everywhere, by yesterday afternoon, that Petty had passed away.

The problem is, Petty actually wasn't dead at the time of reporting. He was in the UCLA Medical Center while staff there fought to stabilize his condition. His official time of death was October 2nd, 8:40 p.m., PST, and he was among family and friends when he passed.