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Tom Petty, of Malibu, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, “surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.” Photo by Sterling Munksgard/Shutterstock.com
Lauren Coughlin, Editor
10:01 pm PDT October 2, 2017

Tony Dimitriades, the longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, confirmed on the evening of Monday, Oct. 2, that Malibu resident Tom Petty has died.

A post on the band's official Facebook page and website said that the famed 66-year-old musician died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. “surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”