Tom Petty, the classic rock sensation with a professional career that spanned close to 50 years, passed away on Monday. Reports indicate that Tom passed at UCLA’s Santa Monica hospital after being brought in due to cardiac arrest. He was with friends and family.
The death has left many musicians mourning in the wake of his passing. Among them are Niall Horan, whose own singer-songwriter style owes a lot to predecessors like Tom. American stars were just as sad to hear of his passing.