After news broke Monday evening of Tom Petty’s death, musicians and celebrities around the web mourned the southern rock legend. Petty passed away from cardiac arrest at 66, leaving behind an extensive catalogue of American classics as both a frontman for his band “The Heartbreakers” and as a solo artist. His hits include “American Girl,” “Free Fallin’,” and “I Won’t Back Down.”
On Twitter, Petty’s family released a statement through the star’s manager.
Condolences from all corners of the entertainment industry quickly followed.
Bruce Springsteen, whose career blossomed at the same time as Petty’s in the 1970s and 1980s:
Beatles bassist turned solo-artist, Paul McCartney:
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger:
Legendary British singer and songwriter Elton John:
Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow:
All Time Low frontman Alexander William:
Plans for what certainly will be a star-studded memorial service have not been announced.