KISS, POISON, SEPULTURA, LIVING COLOUR Members, Others React To Reports Of TOM PETTY's Death

October 2, 2017

**UPDATE**: CBSoriginally confirmedPetty's death per the Los Angeles Police Department, but TMZ claims the musician is off life support with a "do not resuscitate" order from his family, and is still clinging to life. He is not expected to live through the day.

The CBS news division said in a statement: "CBS News reported information obtained officially from the LAPD about Tom Petty. The LAPD later said it was not in a position to confirm information about the singer."

KISS, SEPULTURA, ANTHRAX, SHINEDOWN, LIVING COLOUR and POISON members are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the reports of Tom Petty's passing. The rocker, who led the band THE HEARTBREAKERS, was reported by several outlets to have died Monday, although that information has since been disputed. He was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Petty charted albums in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in each of his five decades as a recording artist. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS' most recent release, "Hypnotic Eye", entered the chart at No. 1. The band released its debut album in 1976 and has since sold over eighty million records.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002, their first year of eligibility, and in recent years continued to build on their already legendary success. Their concerts were celebrated by fans and critics alike and their music has influenced numerous young bands and writers around the world.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS completed a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band's fortieth anniversary.

Thanks for everything Tom.... #whatashittyday

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