Oh, Er, Oops! Tom Petty IS Still Alive

According to RedState.com, it seems reports of Tom Petty’s death were greatly exaggerated. That’s because he has NOT passed away. Petty suffered a massive heart attack and has been hospitalized in Santa Monica, California. Petty, who became famous with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1978 with “Breakdown,” is 66.

According to TMZ, things don’t look good, but the singer is still alive.


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All the above statements are true, but Tom Petty is currently still alive. The New York Times explains the situation and the erroneous reporting.

The news ricocheted around the web immediately: CBS News was reporting that Tom Petty was dead.

It kicked off widespread reaction and remembrances on Monday, with star singers like John Mayer, Shania Twain and Jon Bon Jovi all paying tribute to Mr. Petty on Twitter.

It soon emerged, however, that the news was premature.

When CBS reported Mr. Petty’s death on Twitter, preceded by a capitalized banner “JUST IN,” the network attributed the news to the Los Angeles Police Department. In an article published online, there was no mention of the L.A.P.D., merely the phrase “CBS News has confirmed.” (CBS later deleted the tweet.)


New York Times further states that the misinformation has either been obtained originally from CBS or Variety.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has also taken to Twitter to say that the information was unintentionally provided to media sources, meaning it either leaked or someone said something they shouldn’t have said.

More information as it becomes available.