Musicians like Paul McCartney, John Mayer, and Cristina Perriposted messages and love for Tom Petty on their personal Twitter accounts.
The LAPD confirmed in a separate tweet that they had "no investigative role in this matter" and that they "apologize for any inconvenience in reporting".
"We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting", the department said in a statement. "Life is short. Live it. Love u all".
According to CNN, news of Petty's death began to circulate at 3:30 p.m. ET, when TMZ reported that Petty had just been taken off of life support after having been hospitalized with no brain activity.
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On Monday evening, the world grieved the loss of rockstar and legend Tom Petty by listening to his music. He returned to the limelight in the late "80s/early '90s with singles like "You Don't Know How It Feels" and "Free Fallin".
The artist had just completed a 40th anniversary 53-date tour with The Heartbreakers, winning rave reviews with his final performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last week. Even to this day, I don't think that's ever been the guiding light of our band - nice, really, but (laughter).
"One of the big things is that he's always been sort of an underdog". "We're all on the backside of our 60s". I woke up to my parents in bed me sleeping on a sheep skin rug on the floor this video was always on it was surreal to see.