Rock legend Tom Petty is remembered by fellow musicians in touching tributes

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 09: Musician Tom Petty performs onstage during the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for J/P HRO)

Fellow musicians took to social media in the hours following the news of Tom Petty’s death to share tributes to the late singer.

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Petty passed away in the early hours of Oct. 3 at the age of 66 after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, spokeswoman Carla Sacks said.

The news of his passing led his famous fans including Paul McCartney, Coldplay and Mick Jagger to pour their hearts out on Twitter.

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