Monday, October 2, 2017

Tom Petty clinging to life in hospital after cardiac arrest

TMZ and CBS News are reporting that Tom Petty has been taken off of life support and is clinging to life in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday evening.

A breaking news story early Monday which confirmed the singer's death, and which CBS News first published – which was previously shared by hennemusic – has since been clarified.

CBS News reported information obtained officially from the Los Angeles Police Department regarding Petty’s passing; the LAPD later said it was not in a position to confirm the singer’s status.

“The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty,” tweeted the LAPD. “Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources. However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.”

TMZ first broke the story of Petty’s emergency after law enforcement sources told them that the rocker was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his residence when EMT’s arrived on scene.

In critical condition from the moment he was found, the singer was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support.

Petty reportedly had no signs of brain activity when he arrived at the hospital and a decision was made to remove him from life support.

Last week, Petty and The Heartbreakers wrapped up a 40th anniversary North American tour with a series of three concerts at The Hollywood Bowl.

See also:

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Tom Petty to release 40th anniversary vinyl box sets
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