As if this day couldn’t have gotten any worse, the universe hands us its beer. Rock legend Tom Petty passed away today after being found in full cardic arrest earlier this morning. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but when doctors could detect no brain function, his family decided to withdraw life support. This musical genius has given us lasting songs that will be loved and cherished forevermore. It truly is a sad day for music history. Tom Petty will go down as one of the music greats.
Tom Petty in critical condition after going into cardiac arrest – NY Daily News https://t.co/5EoA2tH4R0
Really? Today wasn't bad enough?
— BallsOut (@bjcreigh) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty spoke of this moment in his song, “I wanna free fall, out into nothin’, gonna leave this world for awhile. I’m free, free fallin’.” You will be missed while you leave this world for awhile.
Always will be free falling. RIP Tom Petty. pic.twitter.com/kgb1vpE5jq
— Pesach Lattin ? (@pacelattin) October 2, 2017
Mr. Tom Petty, you are now free to play music with all the rock gods that went before you, until your heart is content. Freedom is now truly yours.
"All he wanted was to be free.
And that's the way it turned out to be."
Tom Petty, "Ballad of Easy Rider" pic.twitter.com/Q8NpPkKfWx
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) October 2, 2017
“I’m learning to fly – But I ain’t got wings – Coming down – Is the hardest thing.” He has wings now and is learning how to fly with them.
— Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
He never did back down. We thank you for that. Your music invoked so much change for the better. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.
— Darren Kavinoky (@DarrenKavinoky) October 2, 2017
Celebs are responding to this detrimental news via Twitter.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 2, 2017
This day is too much to take in all at once.
— Jasmine Cain (@jasminecainrock) October 2, 2017
Rock N Roll will forever be indebted to Tom Petty.
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
The world is truly thankful for Tom Petty.
Noooo… Not Tom Petty. I can't even put into words how heartbroken I am. Praying for Adria & his family pic.twitter.com/0nW0dwe8jj
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) October 2, 2017
Our sentiment exactly, “Noooo.”
Tom petty – what a day –
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 2, 2017
Today is just a heartbreaking day all around.
“So let’s get to the point – let’s roll another joint -Let’s head on down the road – There’s somewhere I gotta go – And you don’t know how it feels – No, you don’t know how it feels to be me.”
We will never know what it feels like to be you. We hope we have been able to show our appreciation for your gift that you so generously shares with us. You will be forever remembered as a rock legend. Today marks the end of an era.
“But not me baby, I’ve got you to save me, Oh yer so bad, best thing I ever had, In a world gone mad, yer so bad”
This is a mad world, especially now that Tom Petty is gone. Rest in peace Tom Petty, rest in peace.