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  • Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    Musician Tom Petty, a songwriter who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage, died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family. According to the statement, Petty “suffered from many serious ailments…most significantly a fractured hip”, reports bbc.com. Petty’s family met with a medical examiner …

    January 20, 2018
  • Rock iconoclast Tom Petty dead

    Rock iconoclast Tom Petty dead

    Tom Petty, a songwriter who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage, died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 66. Tony Dimitriades, Petty’s longtime manager, confirmed the death, reports The New York Times. Recording with The Heartbreakers, the band he formed in the mid-1970s, and on his own, Petty wrote pithy, …

    October 3, 2017