Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers seen at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers seen at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.

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Update at 11:41 p.m.: It's now official: Tom Petty has died at the age of 66. His manager confirmed the news to The New York Times, People, The Los Angeles Times and other outlets.  A statement was later posted to his official Twitter account.

We have a complete obit from our music critic, looking back at some highlights of Petty's life, here.

Update at 4:05 p.m.: TMZ's story now claims that Petty is "clinging to life" but is not expected to live throughout the day. CBS, meanwhile says they have confirmed his death, though they do not cite the source. Variety, too, confirmed Petty's passing via "a source." (Update within an update: Both outlets have now walked those confirmations back, following the below correction from the LAPD.)

The Los Angeles Police Department was reported to have confirmed Petty's death earlier today, but they have since tweeted that "Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources. However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting."

Update at 3:05 p.m.: Multiple sources, including CBS and Rolling Stone, are confirming the news that Tom Petty has died. He was 66.

TMZ was the first to report that the rock legend had been rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest. They later reported that he was being taken off life support.

Original story: Rock star Tom Petty was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital Sunday night, according to a report from TMZ. According to their law enforcement sources, he is in critical condition.

Petty, 66, was reportedly put on life support at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. An update from TMZ claims that "a decision was made to pull life support."

GuideLive's Brentney Hamilton wrote about Petty earlier this year ahead of a Dallas concert. She says, "Pop music history insists the band must have been completely out of place in late 1970s England. Rock was dead -- or so it seemed -- especially the extravagant machismo of luxurious guitar solos and Messianic frontmen that dominated radio airwaves in the '60s and early '70s. ... No matter. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were a hit both in the U.K. and on the subsequent tour of Europe in the late '70s."

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