Cape Town – The news of Tom Petty’s death was overshadowed by the mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas as well as pre-mature reports that he had died.
The iconic rocker’s family were upset over online reports of his death while he was still clinging to life in the hospital. Petty suffered cardiac arrest and passed away shortly after his life support was turned off.
(Tom Petty. Photo: Getty Images)
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