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LAPD Cannot Confirm Singer Tom Petty’s Death

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Singer Tom Petty is reportedly clinging to life in a Los Angeles hospital, according to TMZ.

An earlier LAPD report confirming the singer’s death, which CBS News reported, has since been clarified.

According to TMZ, the singer was reportedly taken off life support after he was found unconscious and not breathing on Sunday.

Petty was in full cardiac arrest when EMTs arrived at his Malibu Home.

They were able to get a pulse.

Crews rushed him to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where sources told TMZ that he was put on life support.

Once they determined he had no brain activity, a decision was made to pull his life support.

Petty became famous in the group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1978 with ‘Breakdown.’ Since then the group has put out several hits including “American Girl” and “Listen to Her Heart,” among others.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Petty had just ended a huge tour that finished in Los Angeles a week ago.

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