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Confirmed: Tom Petty Has Died
« on: October 02, 2017, 03:31:23 PM »

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https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/914934545379581954

Will wait for corroboration but sadly TMZ has almost always been right about this stuff. RIP to one of the greats if true. And if false, a good opportunity to appreciate him before he does inevitably go.  What an awful day.


EDIT: Guess to be technical they're reporting 0 brain activity and life support removed. Not the same as dead but a matter of very little time.


EDIT 2: Now widely confirmed. RIP.

EDIT 3: See my post at the bottom here. Sorry for the gallows humor but this has become a very WTH (What the Hayward) situation.
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Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 03:35:33 PM »

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Into the great wide open ....

RIP
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Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 03:38:12 PM »

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No way.  Oh man, that's awful news.


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Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 03:45:54 PM »

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Well that just puts the cherry on top for this day

Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 03:47:14 PM »

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Well that just puts the cherry on top for this day

Seriously.  Ugh.


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Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 03:55:27 PM »

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oh boy ....just awful

man this  sucks

hang in there
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Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 04:05:48 PM »

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This sucks, one of the best ever...

Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 04:18:19 PM »

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Such a unique voice and amazing talent. Loved his work. RIP Tom.

We got lucky....to have you.

Re: Report: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 04:31:58 PM »

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Great song writer. One of the best of his era.

Johnny Cash referred to Petty's "Southern Accent" as Cash' personal anthem on his tours in the 90's. 

RIP.


Re: Confirmed: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 04:56:20 PM »

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Not so fast, my friend.
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Re: Confirmed: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 04:58:01 PM »

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TMZ is now contradicting CBS's report that the LAPD confirmed the death and saying Petty is still technically alive but off life support and under a DNR order.

This is probably just academic but if they're right somebody screwed up bigtime at CBS and/or the LAPD.

Re: Confirmed: Tom Petty Dead at 66
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 06:28:49 PM »

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TMZ is now contradicting CBS's report that the LAPD confirmed the death and saying Petty is still technically alive but off life support and under a DNR order.

This is probably just academic but if they're right somebody screwed up bigtime at CBS and/or the LAPD.
Wait. Technically alive but off life support? Same as me?

Re: Confirmed: Tom Petty Has Transformed into Schrodinger's Cat
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 06:34:20 PM »

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If he comes back.......that would be so incredibly awesome on two levels.....ONE...HE'D BE ALIVE!

Two.....I'd get to yell FAKE NEWS! for like a week easily

Re: Confirmed: Tom Petty Has Transformed into Schrodinger's Cat
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 06:40:34 PM »

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Well l'll be rocking Wildflowers straight thru tonight.

Every song on that album is a classic, and they all hang together perfectly.  An all time great.

Re: Confirmed: Tom Petty Has Transformed into Schrodinger's Cat
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 06:48:23 PM »

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Someone here posted this when Prince died, but it works here too now.


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