The Heartbreakers frontman, Tom Petty passed away last October and he was 66 years old. Today, his official Facebook page has shared a statement that reveals his actual cause of death.
According to the coroner’s report, his official cause of death is “multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity.” Here’s the official statement:
“Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications.
Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip.
Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury.
On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.”
Click here to entire statement via Facebook.