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LAPD Clarifies It Cannot Confirm Tom Petty's Death

(CBSDFW.COM) Rock singer-songwriter Tom Petty was found unconscious and rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital on Sunday night, CBS confirmed.

Petty was in full cardiac arrest and was not breathing, TMZ reported.

On Monday, he was reportedly taken off life support according to CBS News.

CBS News had originally confirmed through the Los Angeles Police Department that Petty had died, but LAPD later explained on Twitter they could not confirm that.

59th GRAMMY Awards - MusiCares Person of the Year Honoring Tom Petty  -  Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Musicians Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne, Steve Ferrone, Tom Petty and Dhani Harrison perform onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Tom Petty at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Petty became famous with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the late 1970s. He is 66 years old.

Petty wrapped a lengthy tour Sept. 25 in California.

The Florida native is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer best known for a string of hits with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Their most popular tracks include "I Won't Back Down," "Runnin' Down a Dream" and "American Girl."

He's notched three Grammy wins over the years, and 18 nominations.



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