De forma inesperada, el rock perdió Tom Petty este lunes 2 de octubre, quien falleció a los 66 años de edad luego de un ataque cardíaco.
La figura del productor, compositor, cantante y multi-instrumentista ha sido reconocida por cuatro décadas, no sólo por su propuesta solista y liderar la banda The Heartbreakers, sino que también por formar parte de uno de los supergrupos más notables, Traveling Wilburys, junto a Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne y Roy Orbison.
Tras su fallecimiento, Petty recibió homenajes a través de las redes sociales por parte de estrellas del mundo de la música. Aquí algunas despedidas para el oriundo de Gainesville:
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 3, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) October 3, 2017
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.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) October 2, 2017
RIP #TomPetty. His great jams are interwoven with the past four decades. He was a great rock n roller.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) October 2, 2017
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
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) October 2, 2017
— Slash (@Slash) October 3, 2017
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 3, 2017
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) October 2, 2017
Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this wonderful rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty.
— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 3, 2017
Praying for all those affected by Vegas last night.
And now the loss of one of my great influences Tom Petty today.
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) October 2, 2017
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. pic.twitter.com/yhyPCfm2l6
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 2, 2017
"I wanna write her name in the sky
I'm gonna free fall out into nothing
Gonna leave this world for a while" Rest in peace Tom Petty 💔
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) October 3, 2017
Rest In Peace Tom. pic.twitter.com/gltuVWVNVj
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) October 3, 2017
So sad to hear of Tom’s demise…such a wonderful talent & super guy…RIP…:( pic.twitter.com/oVxOpLrAMl
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) October 2, 2017
My first CD was 'Full Moon Fever'… my first live performances were strumming a tennis racket while singing along. Tom Petty forever.
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) October 2, 2017
RIP Tom Petty. Thanks for all the great rockin' music, hard to believe you're gone.
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) October 2, 2017
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) October 2, 2017
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
damn we love you Tom Petty. incredible songwriter. "free fallin" is truly one of the greatest pieces of american art. so perfect & sad
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) October 2, 2017
R.I.P. Tom Petty
— Richie Kotzen (@Richie_Kotzen) October 2, 2017
Damn ….Tom Petty I remember standing backstage w him & he tells me 'Go Get Em at a. Presentation #rockAnointed
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) October 2, 2017
Tom Petty was one of the biggest inspirations for me as a musician. This one will hurt for a long time. Truly one of the sweetest people on earth. Rest In Peace brother.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) October 2, 2017
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) October 2, 2017
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.”
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
tom petty changed my life. there is a reference to him in everything i've ever written. i love his work and life.
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 2, 2017
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.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) October 2, 2017
Oh man Tom Petty is gone. He was really great. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go to his family right now. RIP
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) October 2, 2017