Según el portavoz de y el administrador de Heartbreakers, Tom Dimitrades , Tom murió “rodeado de su familia, sus compañeros de banda y amigos”.

El testamento a su genio imponente, los músicos y los espíritus afines del mundo del rock  han estado rendiendo tributo a Tom.

Bob Dylan, compañero de viaje de Wilburys de Tom, en una declaración a Rolling Stone dijo :

“Es una noticia impactante y aplastante. Pensé en el mundo de Tom. Era gran artista, lleno de la luz, un amigo, y nunca lo voy a olvidar.”
 
Eric Clapton en un comunicado:

“Estoy conmocionado y entristecido por la noticia de la muerte de Tom, que es una parte muy importante de nuestra  historia, nunca habrá otro como él. “

Alice Cooper 

So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.

@genesimmonsAnother great man gone too soon.  you were an exceptional talent. Your legacy lives on.

Paul McCartney 

Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.

God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I'm sure going to miss you Tom 😎✌️🌟💖🎶🎵🎶☮️

Shocked and so sad at the passing of Tom Petty. RIP. Bri

I'm sad to hear about Tom Petty's death. He was a talented soul and will be greatly missed.

RIP Tom Petty. Thanks for all the great rockin' music, hard to believe you're gone.

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No! We have lost Tom Petty. From our opening act in the seventies to becoming a brilliant songwriter and performer I have loved his music.

RIP Charlie T Wilbury Jr 😓 Say Hello to Nelson & Lefty… Thank you for all of the great music…Today we're all heartbroken 💔 

So sad to hear of Tom’s demise…such a wonderful talent & super guy…RIP…:(

Tom was a tender southern gent in life, a poet and a music master on stage. He had a rocking chair wisdom that brought everything back…

(2/2) down to earth. We will love and miss him for the rest of our days. Our thoughts are with his family and all the💔 s. Olivia and Dhani