It’s been about a year and a half since the legendary Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose. But like most deaths involving a rich and famous person with surviving family members, I knew it wasn’t long before things might get…petty. According to Page Six, Tom’s wife Dana Petty (seen above with him) and his daughter Adria Petty are currently at war with each other over Tom’s legacy.
Rock icon Tom Petty ascended “ Into The Great Wide Open“ last October (twice!) at 66 and TMZ is reporting that the results of his autopsy have been released. Tom overdosed on a mix of whatever you can’t get over the counter at CVS without a prescription. Continue reading
UPDATE: CBS News reported that Tom Petty had died and his death had been confirmed to them by the LAPD. But CBS News has snatched that confirmation back. The LAPD is now telling everyone that they have no information about Tom’s condition. TMZ says that a chaplain was brought in to Tom’s hospital room this morning. Their sources say that he’s still clinging to life, but it’s not looking good and “is not expected to live throughout the day.” What a mess. I hope Tom finds out about the messiness of this reporting and gains enough strength to slap us all down. I’ll keep updating as more info comes in.
UPDATE II: After the back and forth sloppy reporting about Tom’s condition, his rep issued a statement saying that he died tonight. So today was the kind of extra horrible day where Tom Petty died twice.
“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 8:40p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
My original post is after the cut.