Here’s the statement:
“On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend, Tom Petty.
He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived.
He died peacefully at 8:40PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends.”
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.