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CBS News reported on Monday that legendary rocker Tom Petty had died at 66, though TMZ contends that the singer is "still clinging to life."
The report broke on Monday afternoon after the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers frontman was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest on Sunday night.
SEE ALSO: Tom Petty, iconic rock star of more than 40 years, has died at age 66
In wake of the news, stars took to social media to pay tribute to Petty just after the 40th anniversary of his iconic band. We'll be updating the gallery below as more tributes are posted.
Stars react to Tom Petty's falsely reported death
This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. We will miss you. ❤️ #RIPTomPetty
.@TomPetty... I love you so much. You are in my prayers.
I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly.
“you belong somewhere you feel free.”
What a horrid day for our country, music fans and music itself. RIP Tom Petty. His songs are always good medicine. Love to his family.
Tom Petty gone? That’s just so wrong. What a bad day this has been, in so many ways.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. #TomPetty honored to have shared your very last show on this earth. #freefalling #RIPTomPetty
Today Just gets worse . The very talented musician , writer Tom Petty has just passed away . Another great has... https://t.co/7L6gdlMD3E
Heartbroken: Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66 - Rolling Stone https://t.co/fhECAIdaGa
RIP Tom Petty. Thanks for all the great rockin' music, hard to believe you're gone.
I've just heard the news about Tom petty....I can't fully comprehend this news. Tom petty was everything to me. I'm devastated.
no words. just thanks. @tompetty https://t.co/224gn9GNbo
RIP Tom Petty
Thank you for giving so much, a lifetime of inspiration and love. Your music has changed this world… https://t.co/uCZFVLM6uU
what a day. tom petty forever and gun control NOW. all there is to say
Thank you for so much, Tom Petty. https://t.co/XMOjKvfORd
Do something hopeful today.
Listen to Tom Petty & while you do that DONATE anything you can to Puerto Rico.
In Vegas? DONATE blood.
Shocked to hear about Tom Petty dying. RIP
Tom Petty was one of the biggest inspirations for me as a musician. This one will hurt for a long time. Truly one o… https://t.co/TqJU8xX0El
Tom Petty. One of the greatest songwriters of our generation.Thank you for ALL the music.Prayers to your family & band members.#RIPTomPetty
"Into the great wide open, under the skies so blue..."
Tom Petty, an American treasure. Thank you for the musical score to our lives.
We miss you already Tom Petty. A true Heartbreaker 🖤
I can't think of a part of my life that a Tom Petty song or record wasn't involved in .... From birth till last night in my car ......
Damn ....Tom Petty I remember standing backstage w him & he tells me 'Go Get Em at a. Presentation #rockAnointed
Tom Petty. Thank you for the rock & roll, and for getting me through, and for being the soundtrack to my life for the past 32 years.
Damn it. NO! Tom Petty got me thru this morning....
damn we love you Tom Petty. incredible songwriter. "free fallin" is truly one of the greatest pieces of american art. so perfect & sad
forever one of my favorite souls
forever in my heart
thank you, tom petty, for everything
Shocked & upset 2 hear about #tompetty 'we got lucky when we found u….’…RIP https://t.co/MlqRwhKEWC
No! We have lost Tom Petty. From our opening act in the seventies to becoming a brilliant songwriter and performer… https://t.co/88hDeK2tsw
Noooo... Not Tom Petty. I can't even put into words how heartbroken I am. Praying for Adria & his family https://t.co/0nW0dwe8jj
Tom petty died???!!!!! No!!!!
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