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Tom Petty Family Confirms Cause of Death in Statement

Tom Petty Family Confirms Cause of Death in Statement

According to an official statement by the Petty family, Tom Petty Died from an Accidental Overdose! Tom’s wife, Dana, and daughter, Adria, released a statement revealing the of his death.

Read on to see the official statement Tom Petty Family , who died in October at the age of 66-years-old…

Tom Petty Family Confirms Cause of Death in Statement

We find this hard to believe. However, a corner report is saying that Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose.

In a statement from the rock legends family, the singer’s death was ruled an accidental overdose. Tom Petty Family confirms that is was a result of “taking a variety of medications.” Petty’s wife, Dana, noted that Tom suffered from many serious ailments such as emphysema, knee problems and a fractured hip.

Read the FULL statement from Tom Petty Family below:

“Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications.

Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip.

Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury.


On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.

We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including Fentanyl patches and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident.

As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications.

On a positive note we now know for certain he went painlessly and beautifully exhausted after doing what he loved the most, for one last time, performing live with his unmatchable rock band for his loyal fans on the biggest tour of his 40 plus year career. He was extremely proud of that achievement in the days before he passed.

We continue to mourn with you and marvel at Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers incredible positive impact on music and the world. And we thank you all for your love and support over the last months.

Thank you also for respecting the memory of a man who was truly great during his time on this planet both publicly and privately.

We would be grateful if you could respect the privacy of the entire Heartbreaker family during this difficult time.

Dana Petty and Adria Petty”

Tom Petty Family Confirms Cause of Death in Statement

The music industry continues to tell fans that Tom Petty has joined the list of artist in the past year who have died from drugs.

If it’s not an “overdose, depression, or suicidal thoughts,” it appears that artists choice of death is “accidentally” offing themselves?

We have lost Prince, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Tom Petty and Dolores O’Riordan (Cranberries, who died on Monday Jan. 15, 2018) over the last 12 months. Is anyone buying that these 90s artist are dying from drugs. If you look at their careers, they had slowed down, but still were making waves with their fan bases.

Did we have to loss them? Does it always have to be drug related or is that just the best story to tell the masses?

We are sad to see these artists pass. We love their music, and we send our condolences to every family. But it just seems all too coincidental.


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Carlos Menza is one of CelebNMusic247.com contributing writers covering Celebrity and music news.