US rock artist Tom Petty dies at 66
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Petty, born in Florida in 1950, was best known as the lead singer of . With the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, Petty recorded a number of hit singles. He was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling more than 80 million records worldwide over the course of his career. He was inducted into the in 2002. Petty also co-founded the late 1980s the .,
Petty had a number of acting roles onand , playing a the mayor of a post-apocalyptic town in the 1997 Kevin Costner film . In 2002, Petty appeared on episode " " and from 2004 to 2009 voiced character Lucky on .
Petty married Jane Benyo in 1974, and they divorced in 1996. With Benyo, Petty had two daughters, Adria and Annakim. He married Dana York in 2001, acquiring a stepson named Dylan from her earlier marriage. He is also survived by a younger brother, Bruce, and a granddaughter, Everly.
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