LOS ANGELES – Reaction to the death of rock superstar Tom Petty, who died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at this Malibu home:
“I’m shocked and saddened by the news of Tom’s passing, he’s such a huge part of our musical history, there’ll never be another like him.” – Eric Clapton in a statement.
“Devastating news about TomPetty A profound loss. Sad sad day today. RIP” – rocker Slash on Instagram.
“RIP @tompetty you will be missed. A music legend GoneButNeverForgotten” Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer on Twitter.
— Joey Kramer (@joeykramer) October 3, 2017
“Through his work with the Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys he’s left us with an incredibly legacy to enjoy forever, it’s such a shame he has left us way before his time.” – Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot on Twitter.
Rest In Peace Tom. pic.twitter.com/gltuVWVNVj
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) October 3, 2017
“It is so rare to find someone who commands such universal respect in the business. He was a rock n roll lifer with music in his blood. This man delivered a wealth of great songs to his fans and to the world and that is something to celebrate.” – rocker Alice Cooper, on Twitter.
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) October 3, 2017
“I feel Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the best American rock band, ever. He is both a peer and an inspiration to me. I am heartbroken at his passing, and my deep sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.” – REO Speedwagon’s Keith Cronin on Facebook.
“Always felt good to know Tom Petty was out there in the world making up beautiful words and music. Sad today but grateful forever.” – singer Richard Marx on Twitter.
Always felt good to know Tom Petty was out there in the world making up beautiful words and music. Sad today but grateful forever. #rip
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) October 3, 2017
“Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn’t have left more dreams here for us. Thank you. RIP” – rocker Ryan Adams on Twitter.
Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn't have left more dreams here for us. Thank you.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 3, 2017
“Tom Petty was a stud. Very few super cool dudes from the old school left. Actual talent. Rough to hear the news” – actor-comedian David Spade on Twitter.
Tom Petty was a stud. Very few super cool dudes from the old school left. Actual talent. Rough to hear the news
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) October 3, 2017
“Tom was a true rock and roll purist, both in his music and his defiant spirit. With the Heartbreakers, his infectious riffs, rebellious personality, and inventive songwriting brought a new urgency to rock traditions and fueled a now legendary career and some of the most memorable music of the last four decades.” – Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017