Tom Petty's family reveals musician's cause of death

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EW.com—Tom Petty’s death was the result of an accidental drug overdose, the legendary musician’s family announced Friday. The Rock & Roll Hall Famer and lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died in October at age 66. In a statement posted to the band’s Facebook page, Petty’s widow, Dana, and daughter, Adria, called his death an “unfortunate accident,” revealing the overdose was caused by a variety of pain medications. They point to the worsening condition of his fractured hip as the...

Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose, Family Reveals: The family hopes releasing the cause of death deepens a national conversation about the opioid crisis.. The family hopes releasing the cause of death deepens a national conversation about the opioid crisis.