UPDATE: Oct. 3, 7:10 p.m. EDT:  Tom Petty's daughter AnnaKim Violette has responded to her dad's death through several social media posts on Monday and Tuesday. 

“This is real American Art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life,” she said in an Instagram post. “My father loves music more than anything and always put music first. It’s going to be healing to know I will never go a day without hearing his music. I love his class honesty and how strange and funny he is. Tom Petty is an American Icon because his heart has always put human rights first. We are one. I love you dad. Your songs are dreams manifested.”


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She also had harsh words for media outlets like the Rolling Stone who had inadvertently reported the singer dead prematurely. The Los Angeles Police Department told CBS News the singer was dead before walking the statement back saying they should not have done that.  Many media organizations, including International Business Times, had to issue updates. 

UPDATE: Oct. 3, 9:21 p.m. EDT: Tom Petty's manager, Tony Dimitriades, has confirmed the singer died Monday night.

"He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends," Dimitriades said in a statement.

UPDATE: Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. EDT: This story has been updated to reflect conflicting statements about Petty's condition.

Famous rock frontman Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found suffering from a cardiac arrest. Petty, 66, was found to be brain dead and was taken off life support Monday. The state of Petty's health remained unknown Monday evening.

Petty has two daughters: Adria Petty, 42, and Kimberly Violette Petty, 35. Kimberly Violette Petty also goes by Annakim.

Tom Petty had his two daughters with his former wife Jane Benyo. The marriage lasted 22 years from 1974 until 1996. Tom Petty remarried Dana York Epperson in 2001.

Adria Petty is a director, editor, art director and artist. She has directed music videos for a variety of artists including Beyoncé, Coldplay, Regina Spektor and even her own dad. She was nominated for five MTV Video Music Awards. She attended graduate school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Kimberly Violette Petty is an artist and LA Weekly has called her a fashion icon.

Tom Petty’s musical career started at the age of 17, with the band Mudcrutch which he formed in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In 1975 Tom Petty formed the band that would propel him to rock stardom, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They scored commercial success in the U.S. with their song “Breakdown,” off of their first self-titled album released in 1976. The singer and guitarist continued touring through this year. 

Tom Petty later joined forces with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne to form a supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys from 1988 to 1990.

Tom Petty also ventured out on his own, releasing three solo albums throughout his career.