Tom Petty dies aged 66
Tom Petty has died at the age of 66.
The singer died this afternoon after he was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital after being found unconscious in his Malibu home. He had suffered a heart attack from which he did not recover.
Petty sold over 80 million records over the course of his career, which lasted for over 40 years. He released 13 studio albums with his band The Heartbreakers as well as three solo LPs, producing hits like 'American Girl, 'Free Fallin' and 'Runnin' Down A Dream'.
He was also a member of supergroup Traveling Wilburys alongside Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne. The group produced two albums in 1988 and 1990.
Petty toured actively up until his death and, just three months earlier, had headlined London's British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.