Contrary to What You Might Think, Tom Petty’s Cause of Death Hasn’t Been Determined

What killed Tom Petty? We don’t know yet. Yes, it was reported that he was found not breathing and in full cardiac arrest, which was interpreted as a heart attack. But as for an official cause of death, that’s been “deferred” as the LA County coroner’s department appears to be awaiting the results of an autopsy. Here’s the public document.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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