Tom Petty Made Everything Okay Even When It Wasn't

Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66

SIEGEL: "American Girl", "Free Fallin'", "I Won't Back Down" - Tom Petty's songs are part of a rocking playlist for several generations. According to his long-time manager, "He died peacefully at 8:40 PM on Monday, surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends".

He was also a member of the impromptu supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, which included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

Each of us knows at least one Tom Petty tune (either with Mudcrutch, the Heartbreakers or without), which speaks to this legend's universality. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and Ill never forget him.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers during the third leg of their 40th Anniversary tour at the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena.

UPDATED 10/2/17 5:05 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Police Department have released a statement via Twitter explaining they have "no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty" and no investigative role in the incident.

She captioned another photo of Petty, which she posted Monday, "I love you my angel".

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Unlike much entertainment journals, TMZ - which initially reported that the rock star was hospitalized - says Petty is still alive.

Missoula Classic Rock station Z-100 paid tribute to Petty Tuesday morning by having callers share some of their favorite songs and memories.

Billy Siegel, the owner of Revival Records, told News 18 Petty's music influenced many top hit artists today, like Sam Smith, The Foo Fighters and Norah Jones.

"I'm thinking it may be the last trip around the country", Petty told Rolling Stone previous year.

"I want to thank the hospital for [their] privacy, compassion, medical care", wrote AnnaKim Violette, 35, on Instagram, alongside a selfie. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2002, praising them as "durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious".

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