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Robert Pearlman
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Tom Petty, best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday (Oct. 2). He was 66.
Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
"Free Fallin'" was used as wake-up call music on several space shuttle missions:
  • STS-78, June 21, 1996, capcom Kay Hire
  • STS-101, Feb. 19, 2000, for Susan Helms
  • STS-102, March 13, 2001, for Susan Helms
  • STS-127, July 19, 2009, for Chris Cassidy
"Running Down a Dream" was also used as the wake-up call for the Opportunity rover on its 18th day on the Martian surface (Sol 18) in 2004.

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His passing has been confirmed by his longtime manager, on behalf of the family.
He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40pm PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.

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