Musicians pay tribute to rock legend Tom Petty, dead at 66

Tom Petty, dead at 66.

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Tom Petty, dead at 66.
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Jerod Harris

Rock legend Tom Petty died at age 66 on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest.

As reports of Petty’s placement on and removal from life support hit on Monday, the music world weighed in to express its grief and pay tribute to the late rocker.

The news of Petty’s death came just hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history occurred at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Artists like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Carole King were among the first to share their remembrances of Petty.

Read the tweets below: