After conflicting reports, it has been confirmed that rock icon Tom Petty is dead at the age of 66.
His sudden death has left the entertainment world and fans all over the world reeling. As expected, many took to Twitter to express their condolences and share their favorite memories of Petty and his sterling career.
Another great man gone too soon. #TomPetty you were an exceptional talent. Your legacy lives on.
RIP Tom Petty. Even walls fall down https://t.co/AD0D1GgA9H
Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life...it's pure and it's real." #RIPTomPetty - your music will live on.
A rock legend. RIP Tom Petty. https://t.co/liBMlZ3n30
You hang in there, Tom Petty. At least long enough to make it past this horrible day. You deserve a better sunset.
Watch Tom Petty cameo as a music camp instructor on 'The Simpsons' https://t.co/Hudlo5MWfS
And how many of us want to find that person we first kissed to Free Fallin' & ask "you okay? Safe? Do you know I'll always love you?
Goodbye, Tom Petty. From all your friends at Ridgemont High and all of us who loved you around the world. https://t.co/oeo4YTUwo6
Tom Petty died twice in one day because he's fucking Tom Petty
I wanna write her name in the sky I'm gonna free fall out into nothing Gonna leave this world for a while" Rest in peace Tom Petty ????
You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea Sail away, drift off the hours You belong somewhere you feel free ~Tom Petty
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly. "you belong somewhere you feel free." ????
What a day for weeping. Los Vegas. Puerto Rico. Tom Petty. Etc. etc. etc.
At a Tom Petty show in Austin walking toward it, a full 3/4 of a mile to the stage every single person living was singing every word.
This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. We will miss you. ❤️ #RIPTomPetty
Tom Petty gone? That's just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
I don't throw the word "hero" around lightly. Tom Petty was a hero.
Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN.
I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music. Feels selfish to want more, but I always will. Rest in peace. https://t.co/EBOt6J38zx
Man this cannot be happening. Not Tom Petty please. Our deepest love and condolences to his family and band. A brother and true believer.
No not Tom Petty, im lost for words ???????? Rest in peace, the music and inspiration you have given the world will live on forever #RIPTomPetty
One of the most iconic uses of music to film is Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" in Jerry Maguire. That's all of us. What a legend.
I watched Tom Petty perform at The Hollywood Bowl 10 days ago. He was inspired and tore it down. He smiled through every song.
Thank you, Tom Petty, for all of the light you brought to the world.
We are heartbroken beyond words. Shattered. Tom Petty's music has been a huge part of our lives. Our thoughts are with his family & friends.
Love me some Tom Petty #RIPTOM
heartbroken by the news. tom petty gave us so much amazing music and we're lucky to have that forever.
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