Rock "n" Roll Hall Of Famer Petty first found fame in the 1970s with his band releasing hits including Breakdown, American Girl, The Waiting, Free Fallin', Stop Draggin' My Heart Around and Listen to Her Heart.
Official news of the musician's death came from longtime "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" manager Tony Dimitriades. Petty died yesterday evening in Santa Monica surrounded by family, friends and bandmates.
He was also a member of the impromptu supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, which included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. Petty and his most popular and well-known collaborators-the Heartbreakers-just finished a 40th anniversary tour.
"That's my favorite Tom Petty song", he explained.
We will keep you updated as more news becomes available. "He made me believe in two things: that songwriting was everything, and that California must have felt like his music sounded".
But before the rock-and-roller hit it big, Petty auditioned for Capricorn Records as the band Mudcrutch, at Grant's Lounge in downtown Macon.
Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this wonderful rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty.
"The amount of pain you feel will one day be the amount of joy you experience", she wrote, before thanking her friends, the hospital and her father's fans for the support.
His death sparked an outpouring of grief from the music world, as Petty is remembered not just for his influence as an artist and songwriter, but also for his modesty.
Comedian Chris Rock called Petty one of his heroes on social media and lamented that he never got to see him in concert.
Inviting patrons to sit down and enjoy Petty's music, performed by the Tuesday Night Music Club, Union Hotel owner Adam Kipp said tonight's tribute offers a brief moment to reflect on the music that touched his life.