Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers frontman Tom Petty died in Santa Monica on October 2, 2017 at the age of 66. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Fans of Tom Petty along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Petty, a cultural icon
Born Thomas Earl Petty in Gainesville on October 20, 1950, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Petty was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy will continue to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
Although Tom Petty is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Tom Petty.
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