He was one of my favorite artists.
Mudcrunch, Travelling Wilbury’s and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the vehicles of his creativity & incredible talent with over 80 million in album sales.
After we all have been struggling with the tragic event in Las Vegas, we get gut punched again.
I’m sitting here listening to Freedman play his music, his incredible lyrics and sadly we have to accept he is gone.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
Just when I thought today could not get any worse…
R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 2, 2017
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) October 2, 2017
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) October 3, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of Tom Petty. Such an incredible, inspiring artist. I'll treasure fond memories of our time spent together this past summer ❤ pic.twitter.com/HvSgARxzm3
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) October 2, 2017
SAD SAD. day. I just heard Tom passed.
One of the great ones.
Thank you for all the great music T- Rest in peace.
— Joe Walsh (@JoeWalsh) October 3, 2017
Praying for all those affected by Vegas last night.
And now the loss of one of my great influences Tom Petty today.
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) October 2, 2017
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 2, 2017
Words from celebrities and fans continue to talk about Tom Petty and his impact on music.
Tom Petty. One of the greatest songwriters of our generation.Thank you for ALL the music.Prayers to your family & band members.#RIPTomPetty
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) October 2, 2017
I can't think of an important moment in my life without an accompanying Tom Petty song. Every night we walk off stage to his music. So sad.
— Jason IsBOO (@JasonIsbell) October 2, 2017
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 2, 2017
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) October 2, 2017
I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music.
Feels selfish to want more, but I always will. Rest in peace. https://t.co/EBOt6J38zx
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 2, 2017
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty pic.twitter.com/DSDiWlCknJ
— Best Music Lyric (@BestMusicLyric) October 2, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of my all time hero Tom Petty, R.I.P Tom, the world won't be the same without ya.
— The Answer (@theanswerrocks) October 2, 2017
Terrible day. The horrific events in Vegas & now the loss of Tom Petty coupled with everything else!? Stay strong & be kind to each other.
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) October 2, 2017
His songs had passion and fire…
his videos creativity…
he always thought of the last D.J.
where he was when he was a Wilbury
or when he was Free Fallin…
Taught by Don Felder of the Eagles and once a member of the grounds keeping crew of Florida he was on a path of his own. He cared strongly about his own artistic control and went bankrupt rather than not fight record companies trading him like a piece of meat.
Tom Petty. A rare one. I hope you kids that aren't too familiar with his work dive in. There are lessons to be learned.
— scott vener (@brokemogul) October 2, 2017
Damn it. NO! Tom Petty got me thru this morning….
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 2, 2017
My 💔 has many emotions today. Yesterday was a living nightmare. More sad news today losing Tom Petty. Life is short. Live it. Love u all.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017
— WOODSTOCK (@woodstockfest) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty, I love you and I'm really gonna miss you. I swear I won't ever back down. Thanks for soundtracking every important moment of my life.
— Drew Holcomb (@drewholcomb) October 2, 2017
RIP The glorious Tom Petty. Your music will never be forgotten. Heartbreak . Too young . We will miss you#freefallinforever
— Mary McDonnell (@MaryMcDonnell10) October 2, 2017
.@TomPetty… I love you so much. You are in my prayers.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2017
My heart is broken. My thoughts go out to @tompetty ‘s family. Tom, you will always be a keystone in my life and continue to inspire me.
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) October 2, 2017
We were all lucky to have Tom Petty in our lives.