Tom Petty

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October 20, 1950 – October 02, 2017

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free

“Wildflowers”  – Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty was rock and roll’s everyman. Whether fronting the eponymous Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, jangling along with his friends as a member of the Traveling Wilburys or simply selling millions of albums as a solo artist, Petty’s 40-year career was nothing short of legendary. Petty won 3 Grammys and worked with everybody who was anybody in music. His rollicking, southern rock transcended genre and impacted generations of music fans. His sudden death at the age of 66 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs shocked the industry, but he left behind a stunning catalog of songs and a firm legacy as a gentleman and one of the most popular rock icons of all time.

Burial

Cremated – Tom Petty was cremated and a memorial service was held for him at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in California. Whether or not his ashes will ever be spread “among the wildflowers” remains to be seen.

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