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Musicians and celebrities pay tribute to rocker Tom Petty

The music world mourned the death of the 66-year-old singer

Reaction from musicians and celebrities to the death of rock superstar Tom Petty, who died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at this Malibu home:

— "I'm shocked and saddened by the news of Tom's passing, he's such a huge part of our musical history, there'll never be another like him." — Eric Clapton in a statement.

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Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer on Twitter:

Rocker Rich Springfield simply posted:

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot on Twitter:

Rocker Jack Johnson posted:

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Rocker Alice Cooper, on Twitter:

— "I feel Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the best American rock band, ever. He is both a peer and an inspiration to me. I am heartbroken at his passing, and my deep sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones." — REO Speedwagon's Keith Cronin on Facebook.

Singer Richard Marx on Twitter:

KISS frontman Gene Simmons posted on Instagram:

Rocker Ryan Adams on Twitter:

Sir Elton John also posted:

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Actor-comedian David Spade on Twitter:

— "Tom was a true rock and roll purist, both in his music and his defiant spirit. With the Heartbreakers, his infectious riffs, rebellious personality, and inventive songwriting brought a new urgency to rock traditions and fueled a now legendary career and some of the most memorable music of the last four decades." — Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.

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Read more:

American music legend Tom Petty dies at age 66 after heart attack

Album review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

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Updated: October 3, 2017 02:23 PM

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