Fans of Tom Petty are visiting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to pay tribute to the late rocker.


Petty passed away yesterday following a heart attack at age 66. Fans and celebrities alike have been mourning his death, and many have brought flowers and tributes to his star in his honor. Fans gathered for a candle-lit vigil to pay their respects.

In various Instagram posts and stories, lines of candles and flowers can be seen along the edge of the star, and in one clip, Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” is heard playing in the background.

Petty’s daughter also shared feelings about her father, and about being present at his last ever show at the Hollywood Bowl last week. “One week ago today I was watching my dad play we showed up rushed to our seats,” she said. “I got stoned, had a beer, the lights went dark, sat watching realizing I grew up on these songs. Everyone grew up on these songs. This is real American Art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life, my father loves music more than anything and always put music first.”

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