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.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer on Twitter:
Rocker Rich Springfield simply posted:
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot on Twitter:
Rocker Jack Johnson posted:
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:
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.
Updated: October 3, 2017 02:23 PM