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Thomas Earl Petty; better known as has died at the age of 66.  He would have turned 67 this month.

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, Petty was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest, at his home in Malibu, CA.   After a was established by paramedics, he was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, where he was put on life support in critical condition, until tests showed no brain activity.  The decision was then made to take off life support on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Jumping the gun, CBS announced that the singer had passed away in the early morning hours of October 2nd, which turned out to be false and the wrong information spread across social media like wildfire until the reports were corrected to reflect that he was still at that time.

The Gainsville, FL native rose to fame as the lead singer of and was celebrating the of the this year with a world tour.  had just played three sold out shows at the on  September 21, 22, 25, 2017, in and was taking a little time off before heading out again.  His next stop would have been at the Iridium (Benmont Tench SOLO) on November 8th and 9th, in New York, NY.

As the world takes to their social media accounts to share their sadness we will always remember the man who was Runnin’ A Dream Into The Great Wide Open.

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