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Healthwatch - rocker Tom Petty found unconscious, in full cardiac arrest
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Jason
2017-10-02 19:25:23 UTC
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Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
marcus
2017-10-02 19:30:01 UTC
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Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
Not good.

Great musician. Great music. Hope he will be OK.
A Friend
2017-10-02 19:42:45 UTC
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Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
TMZ update, noon PT, same URL: "We're told after Petty got to the
hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life
support."
Jason
2017-10-02 19:51:50 UTC
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http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-cardiac-arrest/
Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
TMZ update, noon PT, same URL: "We're told after Petty got to the
hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life
support."
I'm seeing it reported elsewhere, too. Two of my favorites are "Won't Back Down" and "Freefallin'" Sad day in many ways.
marcus
2017-10-02 19:58:25 UTC
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Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
TMZ update, noon PT, same URL: "We're told after Petty got to the
hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life
support."
I'm seeing it reported elsewhere, too. Two of my favorites are "Won't Back Down" and "Freefallin'" Sad day in many ways.
I have many of his songs as my favorites, starting with "Refugee", almost 40 years worth.

Just sad, I don't know what else to say.
Terry del Fuego
2017-10-02 20:01:49 UTC
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I have many of his songs as my favorites, starting with "Refugee", almost 40 years worth.
Just sad, I don't know what else to say.
CBS says he's gone.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-petty-legendary-rocker-is-dead-at-66/

Crap.
Michael OConnor
2017-10-02 20:14:46 UTC
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I have many of his songs as my favorites, starting with "Refugee", almost 40 years worth.
Just sad, I don't know what else to say.
I've always thought the guitar outro to "Runnin' Down a Dream" is quite possibly the best ever.
marcus
2017-10-02 20:17:57 UTC
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I have many of his songs as my favorites, starting with "Refugee", almost 40 years worth.
Just sad, I don't know what else to say.
I've always thought the guitar outro to "Runnin' Down a Dream" is quite possibly the best ever.
official now:

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/914943229237317632
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2017-10-02 21:13:47 UTC
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It isn't "tragic" to die at 66. It's called life, asswipe.
marcus
2017-10-02 20:06:43 UTC
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http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-cardiac-arrest/
Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
TMZ update, noon PT, same URL: "We're told after Petty got to the
hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life
support."
I'm seeing it reported elsewhere, too. Two of my favorites are "Won't Back Down" and "Freefallin'" Sad day in many ways.
Reports, unconfirmed, that Petty died this afternoon. If true, very tragic. what made (hate to use past tense) him unique is that he was from the younger end of the generation giving us The Beatles and the 60s music revolution and he took the influences from that time (Dylan, Byrds, Beatles), used them, and made it into a music of his own. I remember the first time I heard "Refugee", it was during the Disco era, and the guitar and harmonies were so Sixties, so good...such a relief from the crap music of the late 70s. I have most of his albums
Terry del Fuego
2017-10-02 20:28:02 UTC
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such a relief from the crap music
Do you really have to do this here right now?
J.D. Baldwin
2017-10-03 16:34:49 UTC
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such a relief from the crap music
Do you really have to do this here right now?
Don't shit on the man on one of the few occasions when he's *right*.
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Topic Cop
2017-10-03 07:16:30 UTC
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Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
TMZ update, noon PT, same URL: "We're told after Petty got to the
hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life
support."
I'm seeing it reported elsewhere, too. Two of my favorites are "Won't Back Down" and "Freefallin'" Sad day in many ways.
Word on the street is it was heroin
Michael OConnor
2017-10-03 14:35:58 UTC
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Word on the street is it was heroin
Hope that's not true. Petty always struck me as the type who was just into the green stuff, like Willie Nelson. I never heard any stories about him going to rehab before or having any drug issues.
Diner
2017-10-03 14:52:03 UTC
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Word on the street is it was heroin
Hope that's not true. Petty always struck me as the type who was just into the green stuff, like Willie Nelson. I never heard any stories about him going to rehab before or having any drug issues.
He did do time in rehab for heroin addiction in the late nineties, between his two marriages, according to his Times obit. But there's no indication that he had any relapse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/arts/music/tom-petty-dead.html
David Carson
2017-10-04 02:49:57 UTC
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Word on the street is it was heroin
Hope that's not true. Petty always struck me as the type who was just into the green stuff, like Willie Nelson. I never heard any stories about him going to rehab before or having any drug issues.
His past heroin addiction is a matter of record.
Topic Cop
2017-10-02 19:45:58 UTC
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Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
I just saw him last Friday at the Hollywood Bowl. Looked and sounded fine.
Terry del Fuego
2017-10-02 19:56:24 UTC
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http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-cardiac-arrest/
Found last night at his Malibu home, in full cardiac arrest, now on life support.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/10/tom-petty-hospitalized says
he's been taken off life support.

He was just in town a few weeks ago after having had to delay the show
for a week due to laryngitis. A local radio guy has told me (in
private, so not just being show-bizzy) that Petty is "very generous to
his fans" though I'm not entirely sure what that means.
Michael OConnor
2017-10-02 20:17:43 UTC
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CBS News is now reporting his death:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-petty-legendary-rocker-is-dead-at-66/
David Carson
2017-10-02 21:20:36 UTC
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Post by Terry del Fuego
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-petty-legendary-rocker-is-dead-at-66/
CBS says they confirmed the death with the LA Police Department, but TMZ
is walking it back:

1:35 PM PT -- Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was
called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not
resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout
the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed
the singer's death is inaccurate -- the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.
handled the emergency.
David Carson
2017-10-02 21:59:55 UTC
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On Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:17:43 -0700 (PDT), Michael OConnor
Post by Terry del Fuego
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-petty-legendary-rocker-is-dead-at-66/
CBS says they confirmed the death with the LA Police Department, but TMZ
1:35 PM PT -- Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was
called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not
resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout
the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed
the singer's death is inaccurate -- the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.
handled the emergency.
From Twitter:
LAPD HQ
(1/2)The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty.
Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources

(2/2) However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We
apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.

CBS has now backed off of its story.
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2017-10-02 22:10:02 UTC
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Francisco Franco is still alive!
Larc
2017-10-03 04:42:29 UTC
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On Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:59:55 -0500, David Carson <***@neosoft.com> wrote:

| >CBS says they confirmed the death with the LA Police Department, but TMZ
| >is walking it back:
| >
| >1:35 PM PT -- Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was
| >called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not
| >resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout
| >the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed
| >the singer's death is inaccurate -- the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.
| >handled the emergency.
|
| From Twitter:
| LAPD HQ
| (1/2)The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty.
| Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources
|
| (2/2) However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We
| apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.
|
| CBS has now backed off of its story.

Tom Petty died at 8:40 PM surrounded by family, friends and his bandmates, according
to his longtime manager Tony Dimitriades.

RIP!

http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-dead-dies-heart-attack-life-support/

Larc
Wir Munchen Liebschoen
2017-10-03 08:58:59 UTC
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| >CBS says they confirmed the death with the LA Police Department, but TMZ
| >
| >1:35 PM PT -- Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was
| >called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not
| >resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live throughout
| >the day, but he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed
| >the singer's death is inaccurate -- the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.
| >handled the emergency.
|
| LAPD HQ
| (1/2)The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty.
| Initial information was inadvertantly provided to some media sources
|
| (2/2) However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We
| apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.
|
| CBS has now backed off of its story.
Tom Petty died at 8:40 PM surrounded by family, friends and his bandmates, according
to his longtime manager Tony Dimitriades.
Tom Petty died and came back to life more times than Jeffie Crabbe!
RH Draney
2017-10-03 00:35:15 UTC
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Lucky and Luann are reunited....r
c***@aol.com
2017-10-03 00:45:35 UTC
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Francisco Franco is still alive.
J.D. Baldwin
2017-10-03 16:33:54 UTC
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Post by Jason
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Petty was one of the few bright spots on top 40 radio from that dark
era of the late 1970s / early 1980s. Rock and roll was dead on
mainstream crappy urban radio, with the exception of a couple of
hard-line stations in a few really large cities. Sure, Ramones and
Elvis Costello and other brilliant artists were *out there*, but they
weren't getting airplay in Minneapolis (where I grew up) or Newport,
RI (where I was living when "Refugee" hit the charts).

Thanks to some friends who were far hipper than me, I discovered the
Ramones et al., but Petty was the first bright spot on the *radio* in
some long, long time. Not that I'm upset about any of that: the fact
that the radio played only crap turned me into a total classical music
snob in eighth grade, and my life has been immeasurably richer for
that. But I *was* still young and I craved (without even knowing it)
Petty's rebellious style.

I have another reason for holding him near to my heart. I was in a
unit in the service that had terrible attrition compared to our
brother units. I mean, four months into a one-year program, *half* of
us were gone. (The normal attrition rate for the full year was about
15%.) So when "Refugee" hit the airwaves, we adopted it as our anthem
and we nicknamed ourselves the "Platoon 1-1 Refugees." Hearing that
song on the radio to this day provokes a fond (if weird) memory.
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Terry del Fuego
2017-10-03 20:12:09 UTC
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On Tue, 3 Oct 2017 16:33:54 +0000 (UTC),
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Petty was one of the few bright spots on top 40 radio from that dark
era of the late 1970s / early 1980s. Rock and roll was dead on
mainstream crappy urban radio, with the exception of a couple of
hard-line stations in a few really large cities. Sure, Ramones and
Elvis Costello and other brilliant artists were *out there*, but they
weren't getting airplay in Minneapolis (where I grew up) or Newport,
RI (where I was living when "Refugee" hit the charts).
Sacramento had a station that from 1968-1978 went through various
minor adjustments of its format but remained more or less
"underground" to a great degree the entire time. By 1973 or so, when I
listened to the radio, that's what I was listening to.

Consequently, my sense of what was or wasn't a hit has been completely
faulty for 40+ years. There are a lot of genuinely popular songs from
that era that I've never heard and a lot of songs that *I* thought
were globally big but weren't. I've been reminded of this over the
last day by seeing references to "Breakdown" and "American Girl" not
being huge, but I heard them every day when they were new. The same
station introduced me to Elvis Costello, Devo, the Sex Pistols, Phil
Manzanera/801, Pink Floyd, Journey (pre-whatshisname), pre-hugeness
Fleetwood Mac, etc.

When the station finally went full-on corporate blandness, Petty was
one of the artists who still got played. I don't think I fully
realized it until yesterday, but he seems to have transcended genre
somehow even though he seems pretty straightforward to pigeonhole. And
his reputation seems to have made those who weren't necessarily fans
of his music become fans of *him*. An elitist friend who'd get along
great with you and Marcus because everything he hates is "crap" while
everything he likes is "good" once said "I don't like his songs, but I
like his 'tude!"

In 2015, a bunch of the old-timers got the brilliant idea to resurrect
the station as a non-profit, non-commercial operation with a 100 watt
mono transmitter and most of its audience listening in stereo over the
Internet. For historical reasons, the first thing they played was
Harvey Mandel's "Christo Redentor", but once that and the introductory
announcements were out of the way, the very first song they played was
Petty's then-new "American Dream Plan B". It soon became clear that
they'd be playing a LOT of Petty and the on-air folks have even
explicitly mentioned playing more of his stuff than any other station.

Back at the end of August, I finally digitized a vinyl bootleg I've
owned since the late 1970s:
<https://www.discogs.com/Various-Whitmans-Punk-Sampler/release/2233401>.
Digging it out reminded me how I always giggled and/or scratched my
head over Tom Petty winding up as part of that compilation, but
apparently he was tossed in with punk and/or new wave back then a lot
more frequently than I was aware.

Petty's output is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's not
groundbreaking but I never mind hearing it. I don't think I've ever
bought any of his stuff without the extra push of a gimmick (red
vinyl, surround mix, whatever), but I'm glad to have it around.

When I mentioned the comfort food analogy to a friend yesterday, he
responded "Like Pat Benatar!" I run with a bad crowd.
J.D. Baldwin
2017-10-04 01:40:15 UTC
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An elitist friend who'd get along great with you and Marcus because
everything he hates is "crap" while everything he likes is "good"
once said "I don't like his songs, but I like his 'tude!"
While I do not shun the label "elitist," I like lots of crap and hate
lots of stuff whose genius I recognize. To pick a salient member of
each class, I watch "The Big Bang Theory" every week, and I cannot
abide Chicago (except "25 or 6 to 4" which is brilliant).
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_|70|___:)=}- J.D. Baldwin |quite prepared not only to retract it, but also
\ / ***@panix.com|to deny under oath that I ever made it.-T. Lehrer
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marcus
2017-10-04 02:58:29 UTC
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An elitist friend who'd get along great with you and Marcus because
everything he hates is "crap" while everything he likes is "good"
once said "I don't like his songs, but I like his 'tude!"
While I do not shun the label "elitist," I like lots of crap and hate
lots of stuff whose genius I recognize. To pick a salient member of
each class, I watch "The Big Bang Theory" every week, and I cannot
abide Chicago (except "25 or 6 to 4" which is brilliant).
--
_+_ From the catapult of |If anyone objects to any statement I make, I am
_|70|___:)=}- J.D. Baldwin |quite prepared not only to retract it, but also
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I have informed you thusly.
Terry del Fuego
2017-10-04 13:14:53 UTC
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On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:40:15 +0000 (UTC),
Post by J.D. Baldwin
While I do not shun the label "elitist," I like lots of crap and hate
lots of stuff whose genius I recognize. To pick a salient member of
each class, I watch "The Big Bang Theory" every week, and I cannot
abide Chicago (except "25 or 6 to 4" which is brilliant).
I can't watch TBBT because multiple people have randomly volunteered
that I remind them of Sheldon, which is scary on multiple levels.
Largely agree about Chicago, though they get nerd points for having a
ton of quad releases.

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