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Tom Petty death announcement on Twitter

Tom Petty's death is announced on Twitter by his family. The post read, in part: "We are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend, Tom Petty." The posting was made late on October 2nd, 2017. Hours earlier, a premature announcement of his death had been made by CBS, TMZ, RollingStone and other outlets.

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