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Legendary musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Petty has died at the age of 66. Petty, often cited as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, was best known as the leader of his eponymous rock group Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
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With the Heartbreakers, Petty scored multiple hits, including “American Girl,” “Free Fallin',” “Breakdown” and “Listen To Her Heart,” and musicians have poured out their love for the artist that has influenced so many musicians today.
See the way artists are honoring the musician below. While many of these tweets were posted after it was initially misreported that Petty had died, the sentiment remains the same.
Laura Jane Grace, Against Me!
My first CD was 'Full Moon Fever'… my first live performances were strumming a tennis racket while singing along. Tom Petty forever.
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) October 2, 2017
This is the actual greatest guitar solo of all time… https://t.co/Z8Je0t6KLz
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) October 3, 2017
Geoff Rickly, Thursday
RIP Tom Petty. One of the great originals of our time. I saw the Replacements open for him when I was 10 and they couldn't even touch him.
— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) October 2, 2017
Jared Monaco, The Maine
You were a light up ahead when my knowledge of music was pitch black. Thanks for everything Tom. RIP. pic.twitter.com/Uh3aRI4Ayc
— Jared Monaco (@jaredmaine) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty. I’m devastated. You will forever be my hero. Thank you.
— Nick Santino (@NickSantino) October 2, 2017
Tay Jardine, SAINTE/WATIC
woah, rip Tom Petty. ��
— Tay Jardine (@SAINTEsays) October 2, 2017
Joe Trohman, Fall Out Boy
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers @ Blossom Center was my first ever concert. Such a major bummer.
— Joe Trohman (@trohman) October 2, 2017
Kellin Quinn, Sleeping With Sirens
https://t.co/9Md3N66QG9 This song is in my top 5 favorite songs.. I'm lighting a candle & listening to your voice all night RIP Tom Petty
— Kellin Quinn (@Kellinquinn) October 2, 2017
Matty Healy, The 1975
We miss you already Tom Petty. A true Heartbreaker ��
— matty (@Truman_Black) October 2, 2017
Max Helyer, You Me At Six
Another legend leaves us again. RIP Tom Petty, you left us with some sing alongs for life.
— Max Helyer (@Maxmeatsix) October 2, 2017
Man, fuck today. RIP ������������ https://t.co/fJpLAGAJJA
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) October 2, 2017
RIP to the legend Tom Petty. We will forever rock out to your music..✊��
— Man Overboard (@ManOverboardNJ) October 3, 2017
Garrett Russell, Silent Planet
You can stand me up at the gates of hell. But I won't back down.
Rest in Power, Tom Petty.
— Garrett Russell (@SilentGarrett) October 2, 2017