UPDATE: After a mix of headlines surfaced throughout the day, Tom Petty's longtime manager has confirmed to E! News that the musician has passed away.
"On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty," the statement read. "He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends."
Reports surfaced earlier in the day that Tom had passed away. The LAPD, however, later tweeted an apology for providing inaccurate information.
"The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources. However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
The world just dimmed a little as music just lost one of its biggest stars...
Iconic singer Tom Petty has passed away on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest, CBS News reports. The "Free Falling" singer was reportedly taken off of life support after having no brain activity. He was 66.
On Sunday night, the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was rushed to the local hospital after being found unconscious and not breathing at his Malibu home, E! News can confirm.
TMZ reports that paramedics were eventually able to get a pulse and the "Won't Back Down" singer was ultimately rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support.