REPORTS: Tom Petty Pulled Off Life Support After Being Found Unconscious in 'Full Cardiac Arrest
(Chicago Sun Times) - Tom Petty was taken to a hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious and not breathing, TMZ reports.
The 66-year-old singer and songwriter, and former resident of St. Augustine, was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital from his Malibu home, suffering from a heart attack. He was placed on life support but has been removed after he had no brain activity, TMZ reports.
Last November, Petty said his 40th anniversary tour might be his “last big one.”
Petty played at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, Sunday night after his Aug. 25 show was postponed.
The three-time Grammy award winner is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer best known for his popular tracks such as “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’,” Runnin’ Down a Dream” and “American Girl.”