Fans of Tom Petty throughout the entertainment world have been paying tribute to the late musician on social media over the past day.
Live Nation released a statement honoring the rocker, saying, “We are deeply saddened to learn of Tom Petty’s passing. He was a titan of rock and roll, an extraordinary songwriter and performer and an American legend. It was an honor to work with him over the years and particularly on his recent 40th anniversary tour. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all fans of this gifted artist.”
Petty had his own radio show on SiriusXM for years and the satcaster’s President/Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened at the passing of Tom Petty. SiriusXM has had a long and rewarding creative relationship with Tom, working with him on the creation of his own channel starting in 2015 and before that on his beloved radio show Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure, starting in 2005. Tom was intensely involved in curating and presenting Tom Petty Radio, using his passion and humor to shape one of our most unique music channels. He will be greatly missed but will forever live on through his incredible, timeless music.”
Our sincerest condolences go out to Tom Petty’s family, friends, and colleagues as they look to find comfort during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/qNorfdsnYM
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) October 3, 2017
Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty. Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) October 3, 2017
Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 2, 2017
— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 2, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) October 3, 2017
So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 3, 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
God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I’m sure going to miss you Tom 😎✌️🌟💖🎶🎵🎶☮️ pic.twitter.com/CktFyhBdxT
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) October 2, 2017
Today America lost one of its musical giants. Thank you Tom Petty for all the music. To me you will live forever. pic.twitter.com/L6TrMBa6os
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) 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
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
Goodbye Tom Petty. Thank you for all the light you brought to this world.
— Garbage (@garbage) October 3, 2017
Safe passages to the summerlands, brother. You couldn’t have left more dreams here for us. Thank you.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 3, 2017
— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 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
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
RIP Tom Petty.
You gave us some of the greatest songs of the modern era. This one hurts.
— Rhett Miller (@rhettmiller) October 2, 2017
— SPOON (@spoontheband) October 2, 2017
We’ve lost music lovers & music makers today. We don’t know how to cope, so we continue to work, with broken hearts, in the name of music.
— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) October 2, 2017
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) October 3, 2017
Just when I thought today could not get any worse…
R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 2, 2017
Mad to think that only 10 or so days ago I was driving past the Hollywood bowl and it said ” Tom petty and the heartbreakers ” at the gate
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 3, 2017
Spent the day in the back bus lounge smoking joints and writing out the lyrics and chords to every song on ‘Full Moon Fever’. I’ve listened to that album more than any other album in existence. It was my first compact disc (given to me by my Dad) and I played it endlessly. Tom Petty had more than an impact on me, he is the foundation of all my songwriting. I can’t help but think my connection to his music was some kind of gift from fate, telling me what direction to go in life, from that first CD to then my first electric guitar being a ‘Traveling Wilburys Gretsch Mik Tw200 Model’ (also a gift from my Dad), to then eventually moving to Gainesville, to my love for Rickenbacker Guitars. Back when I was still living in Gainesville I bought a ’64 Fender Jaguar off Stan Lynch, drummer of the heartbreakers, and I always like to think that maybe Petty had picked it up and strummed a couple chords on it, always liked the idea of having my fingers dance on the same fret board as my hero. I am forever indebted to and thankful for the music Petty made. Tom Petty Forever! #tompetty
I wrote some words for a brilliant man I never met who could change my entire emotional makeup in 4 bars of music. https://t.co/cejhmqwW7N
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) October 3, 2017
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 3, 2017
Thank you @tompetty for showing us how elegant/simple songwriting can be when it’s done right. Rest In Peace
— Young the Giant (@youngthegiant) 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
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 2, 2017
A sad day gets even sadder with the loss of Tom Petty. LOVED his music- I don’t think I left for a SINGLE road trip without a TP tape or CD. pic.twitter.com/bUZSFXyLHz
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) October 2, 2017