Tom Petty, the legendary Hall of Famer rocker whose quintet The Heartbreakers defined an era, died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest a day earlier. He was 66.
"Breakdown," "Learning to Fly," "I won't Back Down," and "American Girl" are just a few of Petty's best-known hits from a career that spanned more than 40 years. He toured up until his death, last performing on Sept. 25 at the Hollywood Bowl.
Here are nine images remembering Tom Petty:
Tom Petty, center, and The Heartbreakers perform in front of a packed house at Madison Square Garden Tuesday, June 20, 2006, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP)
Candles and flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of the late Tom Petty in Hollywood, California on October 2, 2017, who was found unconscious and non-responsive in his Malibu home late Sunday after suffering a full cardiac arrest. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Musician Tom Petty (C) performs with singer Stevie Nicks (L) at the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year show held in his honor in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 10, 2017. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Tom Petty performs during the Vegoose music festival at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006. (Isaac Brekken/AP)
Members of the group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (L-R) Ron Blair, Tom Petty, Benmont Tench, and Mike Campbell pose at the premiere of the documentary film from director Peter Bogdanovich "Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California, October 2, 2007. (Fred Prouser/Reuters)
Tom Petty, of the rock band Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, gives his speech after being inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday, March 18, 2002, at New York's Waldorf Astoria. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Tom Petty (L) and guitarist Mike Campbell play with the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at halftime of the NFL's Super Bowl XLII football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in Glendale, Arizona February 3, 2008. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers backstage after their gig at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. November, 1979. (Scott Weiner / MediaPunch/IPX/AP)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Performing at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia Pa November 1979 Heartbreakers & Petty, Tom. (Rex Features via AP)
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