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Tom Petty Dead At 66: Twitter Reaction


After conflicting reports, it has been confirmed that rock icon Tom Petty is dead at the age of 66.

His sudden death has left the entertainment world and fans all over the world reeling.  As expected, many took to Twitter to express their condolences and share their favorite memories of Petty and his sterling career.

Mick Jagger on Twitter

So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.

Brian Wilson on Twitter

I'm heartbroken to hear about Tom Petty. Tom was a hell of a songwriter and record-maker. He will be missed by everyone who loves music. L&M

Billy Idol on Twitter

Shocked & upset 2 hear about #tompetty 'we got lucky when we found u....'...RIP

Gene Simmons on Twitter

Another great man gone too soon. #TomPetty you were an exceptional talent. Your legacy lives on.

Seth Meyers on Twitter

RIP Tom Petty. Even walls fall down

Ticketmaster on Twitter

Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my's pure and it's real." #RIPTomPetty - your music will live on.

billboard on Twitter

A rock legend. RIP Tom Petty.

Kid Rock on Twitter

Just when I thought today could not get any worse... R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration.

Eric Idle on Twitter

I feel very sad at the news of Tom Petty. I knew him a little and a kinder, sweeter and more gentle man you couldn't know.

TIME on Twitter

Watch Tom Petty cameo as a music camp instructor on 'The Simpsons'

Jake Fogelnest on Twitter

Goodbye, Tom Petty. From all your friends at Ridgemont High and all of us who loved you around the world.

Matt Oswalt on Twitter

Tom Petty died twice in one day because he's fucking Tom Petty

Travis Barker on Twitter

I wanna write her name in the sky I'm gonna free fall out into nothing Gonna leave this world for a while" Rest in peace Tom Petty ????

bob saget on Twitter

You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea Sail away, drift off the hours You belong somewhere you feel free ~Tom Petty

John Mayer on Twitter

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." ????

Sheryl Crow on Twitter

This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. We will miss you. ❤️ #RIPTomPetty

Stephen King on Twitter

Tom Petty gone? That's just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.

Rob Lowe on Twitter

Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN.

Stevie Van Zandt on Twitter

Man this cannot be happening. Not Tom Petty please. Our deepest love and condolences to his family and band. A brother and true believer.

Ed Helms on Twitter

Thank you, Tom Petty, for all of the light you brought to the world.

Nickelback on Twitter

We are heartbroken beyond words. Shattered. Tom Petty's music has been a huge part of our lives. Our thoughts are with his family & friends.

Chad Smith on Twitter

Love me some Tom Petty #RIPTOM

Nick McIlwain on Twitter

Tom Petty on stage in Philly, 7-1-17. Thousands of happy people in the audience. Thank you for bringing us so much joy & SO MANY SONGS. RIP

In 7th grade I found my brother's Tom Petty Greatest Hits CD and he has been in my life everyday since (my brother & Tom). Thanks for the ????????

306 Likes, 2 Comments - Marisa Magnatta (@marisamagnatta) on Instagram: "In 7th grade I found my brother's Tom Petty Greatest Hits CD and he has been in my life everyday..."

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