Bob Dylan leads tributes to Tom Petty

Petty has died aged 66

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Bob Dylan has led the tributes to Tom Petty, who had died aged 66.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Dylan said: “It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”

Petty was found unconscious after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Malibu home on Sunday, where he was rushed to UCLA Medical Centre and placed on life support.

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Petty’s death was subsequently confirmed by Petty’s long-term manager Tony Dimitriades: “He died peacefully at 20:40 Pacific time (03:40 GMT Tuesday) surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played a final show last Monday [September 25], performing the last of three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour.

Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Carole King and more have also paid tribute to Petty on social media.

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The November 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring The Beatles on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, there are new interviews with Beck, Michael Head, The Jacksons, Neil Finn and we celebrate the legacy of Woody Guthrie and remember Walter Becker. We review David Bowie, The Smiths, Margo Price, Robert Plant and Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett. Our free CD features 15 tracks of the month’s best music, including Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, Gregg Allman, Margo Price, The Weather Station and more.

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