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Old 10-02-17, 10:39 PM
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
Yes, but as posted earlier, it seems he is essentially brain dead and on artificial life support. But at this pint I wouldn't be surprised if the news outlets got that wrong as well. Possibly best to wait until one of his close friends says something official to the media.
Yes from what I understand, he arrived at the ER with no brain activity and is currently not on life support. It's just a matter of time at this point. Fuck this world is harsh as hell lately with no let up.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Officially time of death - 8:40pm PST
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Damn. I really like a lot of his music. Not all of it, but a lot, and I've got a TON of respect for him as a songwriter.

This sucks.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Free Falling was one of my daughter's favorite songs when she was little, like two years old. She liked Elvis because of Lilo & Stitch, so she liked a song about a good girl who loved horses and was crazy about Elvis. She told my mother-in-law "Tom Petty is a bad boy!". Indeed he was, in the very best way.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

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As fellow brother in Irvine, condolences my good man. I can't even imagine.
Thank you. It's been tough, but she was in poor health for a few months. Very sad she is gone, but so relieved that she isn't suffering any longer.
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In addition to all the great music, I loved when he showed up (in voice) as Lucky on King of the Hill

Also, "Runnin' Down A Dream" is one of the most fun songs to play on an acoustic guitar.
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I always enjoyed some of his hit songs, but I became a fan when his album Wildflowers came out in 94 I think.

It's one of my favorite albums of all time. It is a masterpiece, in my opinion.

I love records I can listen to all the way through.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Was he a doper? I don't know about his history, and whether hard living or genetics caused his cardiac arrest.
Plus did he have any previous known health issues?
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In some ways Petty is underrated because he has SO many hits. This guy pretty much churned out hit after hit, and album after album from the late 70's to the mid 90's. I saw him in 1991 and it was a great show.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

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Plus did he have any previous known health issues?
I have no idea whether they contributed to his demise, but Tom has had plenty of cigs and weed in his life.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

A real shame ... such great music ... he really went out on a great not with Hypnotic Eye, such a good album.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

One of his daughters was thrashing Rolling Stone on Instagram about reporting the death early. Holy shit does she look just like him... down to the teeth.
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A huge loss. I grew up with his music. He was the coolest of the cool.

RIP Tom Petty.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Exceptionally saddened by this news as well. People may fall but legends never die. I was lucky to be one of the few concert photographers selected to snap his show when he rolled into town in July.

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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
One of his daughters was thrashing Rolling Stone on Instagram about reporting the death early. Holy shit does she look just like him... down to the teeth.
As she should. News reporting has often become a shitshow of tweeters not at all concerned with confirming facts. It's all about getting a time code out there that will be before everybody else that pulls news out of their ass. Rolling Stone of all outlets should have access to sources that could have confirmed this either way rather than essentially re-tweeting "reports" from garbage outlets like TMZ.

Anyway, sorry to see him go. Very few artists keep a steady stream of top level music going as long as he did.
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Damn, I wasn't the biggest fan or anything but he made a lot of great tunes and seemed like a good dude - RIP
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Exceptionally saddened by this news as well. People may fall but legends never die. I was lucky to be one of the few concert photographers selected to snap his show when he rolled into town in July.
Great pics
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Been a big fan since "Don't Come Around Here No More" yet never managed to see him in concert.

I hope he wasn't back on the big H.
First record I ever bought as a kid was the 45 of that song.
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Yeah, I was the only photographer in the pit singing along to the tunes. Tom noticed and gave me a little point with his guitar at one point. Means much more now.

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I know people hate to hear "I saw him when" stories but I saw him at UC Santa Barbara Robertson Gym in 1980 on the Damn the Torpedoes tour from the second row. I've seen him many times since but nothing tops that show for me.
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People who only dipped in his hits should find the Playback boxed set if it's still available. 6 CDs that covers the hits and many unreleased gems that are better than most artists whole careers. Casa Dega is one of his best songs that barely anyone knows.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

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People who only dipped in his hits should find the Playback boxed set if it's still available. 6 CDs that covers the hits and many unreleased gems that are better than most artists whole careers. Casa Dega is one of his best songs that barely anyone knows.

That sounds like me. Anything of his that got radio play was generally gold, but he wasn't somebody I would make the effort to dig into. The local classic rock station has been doing tributes since yesterday afternoon and playing his songs and they're still just so good.

I think I will make an effort to find some catalog stuff.
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People who only dipped in his hits should find the Playback boxed set if it's still available. 6 CDs that covers the hits and many unreleased gems that are better than most artists whole careers. Casa Dega is one of his best songs that barely anyone knows.
$40 at Amazon
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Also, some 3rd party seller trying to get $300 for one.
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re: Tom Petty in critical condition after cardiac arrest [UPDATE: Dead at 66] [Merged]

As much as I loved his songs and his songwriting, I did think that his SOUND, the aesthetics of it, was too samey - not much to differentiate one song, or even one album, from another.

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