2016 was nothing but bad luck when it came to celebrity deaths.
Rock megastars Prince and David Bowie both passed away that year.
And 2017 is shaping up to be the same as we just lost another musical legend.
Rock legend Tom Petty passed away Monday evening.
In fact, he actually died twice—the first time was because the LAPD and several news outlets had mistakenly reported him as passed.
He was actually still in critical condition when the news of his death first broke, however he did pass at approximately 8 pm PST.
Petty was on the tail end of his 40th anniversary tour – a tour Petty claimed to be his last – when he suffered cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.
The 3-time Grammy winner was widely beloved in the music industry. Several musical legends took to Twitter when they heard of his passing.
Fox News reports:
“Tom Petty, the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday after he was found unconscious at his California home. He was 66.
Tony Dimitriades, the band’s manager, announced the singer’s death in a statement. Petty was reportedly taken off life support after going into cardiac arrest on Sunday at his Malibu home.
Celebrities paid their tributes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer after his death. Here’s what’s being said:
“It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom,” Bob Dylan said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 2, 2017
Coldplay had a concert on the night of Petty’s death and performed an outstanding tribute to one of his biggest hits.
Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this wonderful rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty.
— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 3, 2017
Bon Jovi mentioned his sadness over Tom Petty’s death as well as the Las Vegas massacre.
Praying for all those affected by Vegas last night.
And now the loss of one of my great influences Tom Petty today.
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) October 2, 2017
Popular band Jimmy Eat World shared about the inspiration he had on their music.
We will forever be in debt to Tom Petty. He has and will continue to inspire us in immeasurable ways. Love you, Tom. 💔 https://t.co/0bcj2iEPkQ
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) October 3, 2017
Two Beatles also shared warm thoughts.
God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I’m sure going to miss you Tom 😎✌️🌟💖🎶🎵🎶☮️ pic.twitter.com/CktFyhBdxT
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) October 2, 2017
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
And, of course, Senate hopeful Kid Rock gave his thoughts.
Just when I thought today could not get any worse…
R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty is one of the most influential musicians of all time and he will be sorely missed.