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Tom Petty Laid To Rest At Private Service In California
Late rock and roll hero Tom Petty was honored by friends and family at a private service on Oct. 16 at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Petty's tragic death on Oct. 2 after going into cardiac arrest came just after the conclusion of his 40th Anniversary tour with his legendary band the Heartbreakers. A Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Petty has charted albums in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 in each of his five decades as a recording artist. His most recent recording with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 2014's Hypnotic Eye, entered at No. 1, his first career chart-topping album.
While the speakers and attendees of the service are unknown, AnnaKim Violette Petty, Petty's daughter, posted a photo from the private service with a caption citing a lyric from the song "The Dark Of The Sun" from his 1991 album, Into The Great Wide Open.