As previously reported, the music world has lost a legend.
On Monday night, Tom Petty passed away after suffering a major cardiac arrest at the age of 66.
The legendary artist was actually pronounced dead by some on the Internet prior to taking his final breath, as there was confusion for a few hours over whether he had died or was still being kept alive on a respirator.
But Petty’s manager has now confirmed the worst.
In the wake of Petty’s passing, the 911 call made by the singer’s wife, Dana York, has been released to the public.
It was placed from the couple’s home in Malibu and it features York telling a dispatcher that her husband has stopped breathing.
The operator then tells York to kneel down and perform CPR.
At one point, an unnamed man takes the phone from York, but then she quickly takes it back.
It appears as though the CPR does produce some light breathing in Petty, who was in full cardiac arrest and unconscious when he was found by his wife.
“On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend, Tom Petty,” wrote Tony Dimitriades, the longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, in a statement this morning.
“He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of the morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived.
""He died peacefully at 8:40pm PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends."
May he rest in peace.
Listen to the full 911 call below and join us in sending your sympathies to all who were close to Tom Petty.