Music world mourns death of Tom Petty

The death of rock legend Tom Petty has sent the music world into mourning.

The musician was reportedly found unconscious in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He was taken to a Los Angeles hospital but could not be revived, according to his longtime manager. 

Petty, 66, was the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, known for an influential lineup of songs including "Free Fallin" and "I Won't Back Down."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued a statement to honor Petty, who was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2002:

"Tom Petty made us all believe by singing about ordinary experience in an extraordinary way. His vocals captured our soul with songs that sounded like hits the first time we heard them. He made his mark on music and our lives."

Celebrities turned to social media to remember Petty:

 

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