Musician Tom Petty, frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died on Monday at age 66, his manager said in a statement.
"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," Tony Dimitriades, longtime band manager, said in a statement on behalf of the family.
The singer was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest in his home in Malibu, California, Dimitriades said.
Petty could not be revived and died peacefully surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends, Dimitriades said.
Petty was reportedly not breathing when paramedics arrived and was put on life support at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.
Petty and his band mates embarked on their 40th anniversary tour this year, last playing in Los Angeles in September. The band was slated to perform twice more in November in New York.
Petty was known for numerous hit songs, including "I Won't Back Down" in 1989, "Free Fallin'" in 1989, and "American Girl" in 1976.