Reactions to the reports of Tom Petty’s passing

(Note: Shortly after this piece was published, TMZ reported Tom Petty had not yet passed although he was not expected to live through the day.)

The world has lost a music icon as Tom Petty has passed away at age 66 after going into full cardiac arrest in his Malibu home Sunday. The news came as a shock as Petty had just wrapped up the 40th anniversary tour with the Heartbreakers days earlier.

Bob Dylan, who was a friend of Petty and teamed up with him as well as Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison for the Traveling Wilburys project, told Rolling Stone in a statement, “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.”

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Here’s a look at some of the other reaction to the news, via social media.

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