Musicians mourn Tom Petty: ‘This one hurts’

Tom Petty arrives with his wife Dana (R) and daughter Adria (L), for the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6, 2012. Musicians including John Mayer and Brian Wilson mourned the death of Petty on social media. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

By Wade Sheridan

(UPI) Musicians such as John MayerBrian Wilson and others have shared their thoughts concerning the death of rock star Tom Petty on social media.

Petty died Monday at the age of 66 after he was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest inside his home in Malibu.

The grammy award winner, known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was discovered by his manager Tony Dimitriades before he was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. His family decided to take Petty off of life support as doctors said he had no brain activity.

“I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly. ‘you belong somewhere you feel free,'” Mayer wrote using lyrics from Petty’s song “Wildflowers.”

I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
💔

“I’m heartbroken to hear about Tom Petty. Tom was a hell of a songwriter and record-maker. He will be missed by everyone who loves music. L&M,” sharedBeach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson.

I’m heartbroken to hear about Tom Petty. Tom was a hell of a songwriter and record-maker. He will be missed by everyone who loves music. L&M

“RIP Tom Petty. You gave us some of the greatest songs of the modern era. This one hurts,” added singer Rhett Miller of alternative country band Old 97’s.

RIP Tom Petty.
You gave us some of the greatest songs of the modern era. This one hurts.

Other music stars including Sheryl Crow commented on Petty’s death and how it made Monday that much worse following news of the shooting in Las Vegas.

“This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. We will miss you. #RIPTomPetty,” Crow stated alongside a heart emoji.

This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. We will miss you. ❤️ 

“My (heart emoji) goes out to all the people affected by the horrible shooting in Las Vegas, & to family,friends & fans of Tom Petty, of which I’m one,” said singer and songwriter Carole King.

My ❤️ goes out to all the people affected by the horrible shooting in Las Vegas, & to family,friends & fans of Tom Petty, of which I’m one.

“I can’t believe we have lost Tom Petty on this already horrible day. My love to his wife & children and the entire Heartbreaker family,” legendary musician Peter Frampton said.

I can’t believe we have lost Tom Petty on this already horrible day. My love to his wife & children and the entire Heartbreaker family.

Mark Ronson meanwhile penned multiple lengthy posts on Instagramregarding his thoughts on Petty. “I wrote some words for a brilliant man I never met who could change my entire emotional makeup in 4 bars of music,” Ronson said on Twitter.

I wrote some words for a brilliant man I never met who could change my entire emotional makeup in 4 bars of music. https://instagram.com/p/BZxa-bcnlYc/ 

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