Tom Petty’s family says music legend’s death was due to accidental drug overdose

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fox8.com—Tom Petty’s family has released details surrounding the music legend’s cause of death. On Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers official Facebook page, they said the 66-year-old died of an accidental drug overdose, as a result of taking a variety of medications. The family said Tom suffered from many ailments including emphysema, knee problems and, most significantly, a fractured hip. The Facebook post goes on to say: Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he...

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.