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Tom Petty RIP

Postby koimaster » October 2nd 2017, 3:34pm

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, went into full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, with conflicting reports on whether the Hall of Fame musician died on Monday. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his home, according to TMZ, and rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found no brain activity when he arrived. A decision was made to pull life support. CBS originally confirmed Petty's death per the Los Angeles Police Department, but TMZ claims the musician is still on life support.


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Re: Tom Petty Dead?

Postby foghorn » October 2nd 2017, 4:01pm

I read that he was,then that he wasn't. Bad news either way.
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Re: Tom Petty Dead?

Postby jaw » October 2nd 2017, 4:06pm

^^^TMML
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Re: Tom Petty Dead?

Postby Mortuus » October 2nd 2017, 4:17pm

CBS News, as well as almost all of the other major news carriers are now reporting that Tom Petty has been taken off like support due to a flat-line reading of brain activity.

This fucking sux...
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Re: Tom Petty Dead?

Postby AntFarm » October 2nd 2017, 4:49pm

Sad day indeed.
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Re: Tom Petty Dead?

Postby conjurer » October 2nd 2017, 10:08pm

Yup. RIP for another great one.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby Falstaff » October 3rd 2017, 7:08am

Was an early fan of Tom at various college bars in the Gainesville area in the 70s when I was at U of F. Shared a few beers with him as well. The thinking man's Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby codguy » October 3rd 2017, 7:54am

So he won't be coming around here no more?
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby TemerityB » October 3rd 2017, 9:36am

I really found it pretty freakin' terrible that CBS and whatever police department was involved "confirmed" he was dead before the was dead. There's no fucking excuse. That's the problem with news these days - someone read "taken off life support" wrong and it got spread like wildfire. No excuse!

Wasn't a fan, but I never heard anyone say a bad word about Petty - I mean, look at all the people he jammed with. I did see him and The Heartbreakers perform live. Petty had just produced the new album by Chris Hillman, who was in The Byrds and Stephen Stills' Manassas.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby Mortuus » October 3rd 2017, 11:27am

TemerityB wrote:I really found it pretty freakin' terrible that CBS and whatever police department was involved "confirmed" he was dead before the was dead. There's no fucking excuse. That's the problem with news these days - someone read "taken off life support" wrong and it got spread like wildfire. No excuse!

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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby hcharles » October 3rd 2017, 1:21pm

The man had a fantastic body of work, he will be truly missed. RIP.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby Mark1 » October 3rd 2017, 3:23pm

He will be missed. Funny how the world works, his passing won't get the attention it merits because of a nutbag in Vegas.
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