UPDATE | LAPD cannot confirm Tom Petty's death
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
LOS ANGELES (WRDW/WAGT) -- CBS News is retracting an earlier report that musician Tom Petty has died.
According to the LAPD, the initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.
Entertainment news source TMZ earlier reported that the 66-year-old Petty was pulled from life support, after being hospitalized last night when he was found unconscious and not breathing at his Malibu home. TMZ reports that Petty is still very much alive, but sources say may not survive through the day.
TMZ reports that Petty had no brain activity when he got to the hospital and the decision was made to remove him from life support. EMTS reportedly were able to regain a pulse, and he was put on life support after arriving at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.
He was in critical condition when he was found.
Petty is most well-known for being the lead singer of his band, the Heartbreakers, who had a string of hits including "Breakdown," "American Girl," "You Got Lucky," "Don't Do Me Like That," "The Waiting (is the Hardest Part)," and "Mary Jane's Last Dance." He was also known for solo hits including "Free Fallin'" and "Learning to Fly."