Rock star Tom Petty dies aged 66

Tom Petty, who is reported to have died aged 66. Pic by PA.
Tom Petty, who is reported to have died aged 66. Pic by PA.

Tom Petty has died at the age of 66 following a suspected heart attack, according to US reports.

The Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers singer died on Monday, said CBS News.

Website TMZ had reported that Petty was taken to hospital and placed on life support after being found unconscious and not breathing at his home in Malibu on Sunday night.

Representatives for Petty have been contacted.