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  • Faith: Atheist
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  September 20, 1950
  • Accomplishments:  Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Petty has said that music is his religion.

Thomas Petty was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He was best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. In his career, Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Petty suffered cardiac arrest early in the morning of October 2, 2017, and died later that night at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.

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