Rock Icon Tom Petty Passes Away At 66
“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life… It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals…” – Tom Petty
Today, the music world lost an icon. I am not sure there is a better word in the English language to describe Tom Petty. His music spoke to the soul of many generations. I do not think there is a person a live who has not started singing “Free Fallin”, Won’t Back Down, Mary Janes Last Dance, and countless others. You couldn’t help but smile when one his songs came on the airways.
Tom Petty also was the voice of one of my favorite characters in the history of cartoons. Lucky on King of the Hill. He was able to make me smile each time the character was featured on the show.
One week ago, today he played Hollywood one last time with the Heartbreakers. Tom Petty was 66 years old.