Hall of Fame American rocker Tom Petty is "clinging to life," but not yet dead, TMZ is reporting after the Los Angeles Police Department denied reports of the singer's death.
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 2, 2017
TMZ reported Monday that Petty was taken to a hospital in full cardiac arrest and then taken off life support. CBS News confirmed the star's death, reportedly based on information from the Los Angeles Police Department, but the LAPD took to Twitter to deny that.
(1/2)The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 2, 2017