Tom Petty, the legendary singer, reportedly died on Monday, after suffering a Cardiac Arrest at his home. The iconic rocker was 66-year old. The news was confirmed by his family hours after his death. It was also revealed that Petty was taken to UCLA Medical Center, but he couldn't be revived.

He died peacefully around 8:40 PM and he was surrounded by his loving family, bandmates, and closest friends. AnnaKim Violette, Petty's daughter, took to Instagram and shared an emotional tribute to his father.

On the caption, she wrote, "RIP."

A rare musician

During the peak of his career, Petty was known for being a rare musician. A report from Entertainment Tonight revealed that the legendary singer maintained his popularity from one generation to another. He was also known for his popular hits like "Free Fallin," "American Girl," and the "Last Dance with Mary Jane."

His music has been widely regarded as timeless in the history of rock.

Following his death, his fans are saddened. One of the music journalists took to Twitter today and wrote, “I have never met a person who hates Tom Petty or his music.”

Over the four decades of his career, the legendary rock icon was able to release 13 albums, together with his band, "The Heartbreakers." While equipped with a nasally-kind of voice, Petty's music was known to be filled with lots of emotions.

Self-titled debut album

When he was 17-year old, Petty reportedly quit from school in order to release his first self-titled debut album. It was during those times when he first met Mike Campbell, the famous guitarist, and the keyboardist Belmont Tench. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" was his first major album in 1976.

As he continued his career in the Music World, Petty released another album in 1979; the "Damn the Torpedoes," which made him earned global recognition.

Petty continued with his road tours together with his band until his death. Back in 1989, the singer first launched his solo debut, the "Full Moon Forever." It was one of the most notable hits of his career. Being one of the most known American icons, Petty even played during the ultimate venue in 2008, "The Super Bowl."

Amidst his sudden death, the legendary musician remains to be on the road while wrapping his 40th anniversary together with his bandmates.

Although some of his albums didn't eventually make him a star, most of his hits ended up the most popular ones of all times.

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