Rockstar Tom Petty dies after being found unconscious at his home

Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 17:05:06-04

Rockstar Tom Petty of “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” passed away Monday after he was found unconscious in his home, according to WPTZ NBC News station.

Petty, 66, was not breathing and in full cardiac arrest when police found him. EMTs confirmed that they were able to get a pulse after responding to his home. Petty was taken to a nearby hospital and, according to TMZ, was put on life support. At the hospital, Petty reportedly did not have brain activity, prompting the decision to take him off life support.

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