Who could forget when the heartbreaking news broke that Tom Petty had passed away back on Oct. 2? The beloved singer-songwriter was found in his home in full cardiac arrest, and unfortunately passed away at UCLA Medical Center later that evening.
Tom Petty (1950-2017). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers lead singer was "surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends" when he passed, according to a statement released by his manager. "On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader, and friend Tom Petty. 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 8:40 p.m."
Join Closer Weekly in remembering more of the iconic stars who sadly died throughout this year. Their lasting impact on the world won't be forgotten anytime soon. May they rest in peace.
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the stars who we lost in 2017.