Twitter is outpouring sadness of the loss, among other news outlets like Rolling Stone that have confirmed the death of Tom Petty.
Though TMZ is sending out conflicting information, so far, it stands with the rest of the world's news organizations that Tom Petty has passed.
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." ????
RIP Tom Petty Thank you for giving so much, a lifetime of inspiration and love. Your music has changed this world for the better.
What a day for weeping. Los Vegas. Puerto Rico. Tom Petty. Etc. etc. etc.
At a Tom Petty show in Austin walking toward it, a full 3/4 of a mile to the stage every single person living was singing every word.
This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. We will miss you. ❤️ #RIPTomPetty
Tom Petty gone? That's just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
I don't throw the word "hero" around lightly. Tom Petty was a hero.
Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN.
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
Man this cannot be happening. Not Tom Petty please. Our deepest love and condolences to his family and band. A brother and true believer.
No not Tom Petty, im lost for words ???????? Rest in peace, the music and inspiration you have given the world will live on forever #RIPTomPetty
One of the most iconic uses of music to film is Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" in Jerry Maguire. That's all of us. What a legend.
I watched Tom Petty perform at The Hollywood Bowl 10 days ago. He was inspired and tore it down. He smiled through every song.
@tompetty has died at 66 years old. #RIP to one of music's most iconic voices. https://t.co/klULFK0JKy
Thank you, Tom Petty, for all of the light you brought to the world.
Goodbye, Tom Petty https://t.co/iK5yCgvbyt
We are heartbroken beyond words. Shattered. Tom Petty's music has been a huge part of our lives. Our thoughts are with his family & friends.
What the hell is going on today. Now Tom Petty 🙁 RIP a real legend inspiration and icon to us
You belong among the wildflowers. You belong soemewhere you feel free." Rest in piece Tom Petty
Love me some Tom Petty #RIPTOM
heartbroken by the news. tom petty gave us so much amazing music and we're lucky to have that forever.
Amy Cooper is a journalist who attempts to level with your feelings every chance she gets.