- LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 2, 2017(2/2) However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter.
Now, TMZ is reporting that "he's clinging to life" after life support was pulled.
Petty told Rolling Stone in December that he thought his final tour, which he concluded last month, would be the group's last tour together.
In 2002, Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
UPDATE (10/2, 5:40 p.m. EDT): There are now conflicting reports in regards to Petty's death, with CBS backtracking on its initial story that Petty had died earlier today. Those reports were apparently based on another report that came from the Los Angeles Police Department. "From immortalizing the common man in their hit singles to preventing record execs from raising prices, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were the champions of the average citizen". These included the likes of "American Girl, "Refugee" and 'I Won't Back Down". He's been touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. "I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one", he said. I think we're sounding better than we've ever sounded, and we're inspired.
Petty has released 13 albums with his band The Heartbreakers, along with three solo albums. Sheryl Crow tweeted: "I love you so much".