Don Felder

Musicians and celebrities pay tribute to rocker Tom Petty

Reaction to the death of rock superstar Tom Petty, who died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at his Malibu home:

— "Tommy's passing feels like I've lost a little brother. Growing up together in Gainesville and seeing one of my students blossom as an incredibly gifted musician and songwriter has been one of my most fulfilling experiences in this life. It was obvious very early on in his career that his talent, magnetism and charisma were a very special gift that few souls in this world are given. He has given this world so many wonderful memories and touched millions with his magic. Gone far too soon. May he rest in peace knowing how much he is loved and appreciated by all...

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