Coldplay Honors Tom Petty With A Beautiful Cover Of 'Free Fallin'


"We are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty", Petty's manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement. One week later the rock legend would be dead, after suffering cardiac arrest in the early morning of October 2. "He died peacefully surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends".

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department says it has no information on the well-being of Tom Petty and its spokespeople did not provide info CBS News used to report the rocker had died.

Prior to his Instagram tribute, John posted to Twitter about Petty's death, writing, "I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly".

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of "Hamilton": "I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music". Read through more remembrances from Petty's peers at this link.

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One clip in particular, which captures the brilliance of the 66-year-old, was when former Beatle George Harrison was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Petty would later reunite with fellow Mudcrutchers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, to start his last band, the Heartbreakers, along with Ron Blair and Stan Lynch. "I got stoned had a beer the lights went dark", she wrote under one of the images. In his career, Petty made 13 albums in the band Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, three solos, two with The Travelling Wilburys and two with his first band, Mudcrutch.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: (Singing) Listen; it don't really matter to me, baby. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. "I mean, 2017 has been a horrific year for music and so, it's close to home".

Inviting patrons to sit down and enjoy Petty's music, performed by the Tuesday Night Music Club, Union Hotel owner Adam Kipp said tonight's tribute offers a brief moment to reflect on the music that touched his life.