When word broke out that Tom Petty had a heart attack in his Malibu home, people automatically assumed the worst.
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.