Celebrities react to death of Tom Petty

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/AaronP(LOS ANGELES) — After news broke Monday that legendary singer Tom Petty had been hospitalized, his famous fans reacted almost immediately.

Though it was erroneously reported earlier in the afternoon that Petty had died, his longtime manager confirmed in a statement obtained by ABC News that Petty died at 8:40 p.m. PT Monday evening.

Petty was 66 years old.

Most social media posts, which began pouring in from celebrities this afternoon, have been of sadness and appreciation for the man who helped create many hits during his 40 years in music. Here are some of them:

Kiefer Sutherland – “Today America lost one of its musical giants. Thank you Tom Petty for all the music. To me you will live forever.”

Evan Rachel Wood – “One more night to kill the pain. You were a staple in my life and you will be missed.”

Kristin Chenoweth – “RIP TOM PETTY!!!!!!!”

Stephen King – “Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.”

Kevin Smith – “One night when I was 11, I played The Waiting by #TomPetty on a jukebox 100 times in a row. Loved the man’s voice & his art. RIP, Legend.”

Ed Helms – “Thank you, Tom Petty, for all of the light you brought to the world.”

Cary Elwes – “Noooo… Not Tom Petty. I can’t even put into words how heartbroken I am. Praying for Adria & his family.”

Bob Saget – “You belong among the wildflowers. You belong in a boat out at sea. Sail away, drift off the hours. You belong somewhere you feel free. ~Tom Petty”

Titus Welliver‏ – “Tom Petty has passed. A true visionary. Sad.”

Patricia Arquette – “Sending love & light to Adria and the Petty family. Tom Petty Wonderful father,adoring grandpa and musical treasure-“

Mayim Bialik – “What a loss for the music world. Dad, I hope you and Tom Petty are singing some Wilburys right about now. RIP.”

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