Los Angeles – Musicians and celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute rock superstar Tom Petty.
Petty, 66, died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at this Malibu home.
See all the reactions and tributes here:
"I'm shocked and saddened by the news of Tom's passing, he's such a huge part of our musical history, there'll never be another like him." — Eric Clapton in a statement.
"Devastating news about #TomPetty A profound loss. Sad sad day today. RIP" — rocker Slash on Instagram.
So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 3, 2017
"RIP @tompetty you will be missed. A music legend #GoneButNeverForgotten" Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer on Twitter.
"Through his work with the Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys he's left us with an incredibly legacy to enjoy forever, it's such a shame he has left us way before his time." — Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot on Twitter.
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2017
"It is so rare to find someone who commands such universal respect in the business. He was a rock n roll lifer with music in his blood. This man delivered a wealth of great songs to his fans and to the world and that is something to celebrate." — rocker Alice Cooper, on Twitter.
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
"I feel Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the best American rock band, ever. He is both a peer and an inspiration to me. I am heartbroken at his passing, and my deep sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones." — REO Speedwagon's Keith Cronin on Facebook.
"Always felt good to know Tom Petty was out there in the world making up beautiful words and music. Sad today but grateful forever." — singer Richard Marx on Twitter.
"Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn't have left more dreams here for us. Thank you. RIP" — rocker Ryan Adams on Twitter.
"Tom Petty was a stud. Very few super cool dudes from the old school left. Actual talent. Rough to hear the news" — actor-comedian David Spade on Twitter.
"Tom was a true rock and roll purist, both in his music and his defiant spirit. With the Heartbreakers, his infectious riffs, rebellious personality, and inventive songwriting brought a new urgency to rock traditions and fueled a now legendary career and some of the most memorable music of the last four decades." — Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.
Tom Petty was one of the biggest inspirations for me as a musician. This one will hurt for a long time. Truly one of the sweetest people on earth. Rest In Peace brother.— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) October 2, 2017