On the behalf of his family Tom Petty is now confirmed dead by his manager.
http://www.nme.com/news/music/tom-petty ... es-2146583
The 66 yo Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Traveling Wilburys singer was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest. EMTs rushed to his Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital were he was put on life support.
http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty ... ac-arrest/