One among Tom Petty’s daughters is talking out about her father’s demise after his post-mortem report revealed that the rocker died of an unintended prescription drug overdose.
“My dad up to now overtly overcame a crippling drug drawback with no disgrace,” Petty’s daughter AnnaKim Petty shared on her Instagram web page. “His current demise is tragic, but he died from doing what he cherished and what is going to proceed to maintain his spirit alive: touring with a damaged hip as a result of he would have it no different manner.”
On Friday, Jan. 19, Petty’s household shared the information of the musician’s reason for demise with followers on the official Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Fb web page.
Within the prolonged message, the submit learn, “Our household sat collectively this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s workplace and we have been knowledgeable of their remaining evaluation that Tom Petty handed away on account of an unintended drug overdose because of taking a wide range of drugs.”
After the report of Petty’s reason for demise was made public, hypothesis concerning the singer’s drug dependancy arose. Prior to now, Petty had been open about his struggles with heroin, however it’s unclear whether or not or not the 66-year-old had relapsed. However AnnaKim ignored the rumors and theories in her heartfelt submit to her late father.
The household additionally defined that Petty suffered a painful fractured hip earlier than he died.
“Sadly Tom’s physique suffered from many severe illnesses together with emphysema, knee issues and most importantly a fractured hip,” the household stated on Fb. “Regardless of this painful harm he insisted on protecting his dedication to his followers and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a extra severe harm.”
AnnaKim additionally thanked followers for giving the household area throughout their tough time.
“He cherished performing,” she stated. “There aren’t any hypothetical questions — I like my dad and really feel he’s an immortal badass. The quantity of ache his hip induced was past a traditional surgical procedure. He’s at peace, out of ache. I thanks for respecting my household’s privateness and alluring love throughout this stunning new chapter.”