UPDATE 5:23 P.M. EST: A source confirmed Tom Petty’s passing to
Bob Dylan told Rolling Stone of his friend:
“It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”
I feel like today, the music truly died. Can’t go see/hear music and be safe and one of the greats just passed. 💔
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty
Thank you for giving so much, a lifetime of inspiration and love. Your music has changed this world for the better. pic.twitter.com/jZsjIN5Xu3
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 2, 2017
Damn it. NO! Tom Petty got me thru this morning….
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 2, 2017
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
R.I.P. Tom Petty 💔
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) October 2, 2017
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
forever one of my favorite souls
forever in my heart
thank you, tom petty, for everything
— christina perri (@christinaperri) October 2, 2017
One night when I was 11, I played The Waiting by #TomPetty on a jukebox 100 times in a row. Loved the man’s voice & his art. RIP, Legend. pic.twitter.com/DSrCRTVX8i
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 2, 2017
Thank you, Tom Petty, for all of the light you brought to the world.
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) October 2, 2017
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
damn we love you Tom Petty. incredible songwriter. “free fallin” is truly one of the greatest pieces of american art. so perfect & sad
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) October 2, 2017
and now tom petty? i’m out.
— Meghan Overdeep (@meghanoverdeep) October 2, 2017
Rock on in heaven Tom Petty! 😢😢😢
— Vasilio_1 (@Vasilio_1) October 2, 2017
Tom petty 😭 another great voice
— rainah (@rainah) October 2, 2017
Into the great wide open. RIP Tom Petty
— DylanJames (@DylanTomaino) October 2, 2017
NOT TOM PETTY TODAY IS THE WORST
— Andie Michelle (@andiemichellee) October 2, 2017
There isn’t another musician in this world who brought me as much joy as Tom Petty. I’m heartbroken.
— John Dasher (@johndasher) October 2, 2017
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.
[Image via Media Punch.]