Tom Petty taken off life support

UPDATE: 4:21 p.m.:

CBS has posted a clarification, saying Tom Petty is still clinging to life.

The LAPD has clarified an earlier report that rock star Petty has died.

According to LAPD's Twitter, "...Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources. However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting."

According to TMZ, Petty was taken off life support after tests showed no brain activity. They also report the family has a do not resuscitate order on Petty. Petty is not expected to live out the rest of the day.


Tom Petty, the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, has died at the age of 66, according to CBS News.

Petty suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing at his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken off of life support Monday.

Petty was a rock star who rose to fame in the 1970s with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They had several hit songs including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Breakdown," and many more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.