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'HeartBROKEN': Celebrities remember rock legend Tom Petty

by Gina Vivinetto / / Source: TODAY

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As news of rock legend Tom Petty's death spread Monday, his fellow entertainers — including musicians from every genre — honored the Gainesville, Florida-born star, who scored Top 40 hits in the 1970s, '80s and '90s as both a solo artist and as the leader of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

The three-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — who, along with rock icons Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne, was also a member of the 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys — was best known for his jangly rock singles, including "American Girl," "Refugee," "Don't Do Me Like That," and "Free Fallin'.'"

He and his band the Heartbreakers landed their first No. 1 album on Billboard's Top 200 charts in 2014, "Hypnotic Eye."

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz.Julie Jacobson / AP

Petty died Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

Celebrities and friends took to social media to share condolences and memories of the rocker.

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