The Suspicious Death of Tom Petty

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On October 2, 2017, legendary rockstar Tom Petty passed away at the age of 66. Once it hit the news, it was soon clouded up by the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas that occurred the night before and the allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

One must ask: was this sudden death intentional? In my previous article, I exposed the possibility that recording executive and producer Jimmy Iovine is potentially implicated in a “prostitution ring”. He was executive producer on The Pussycat Dolls’s debut album, and was recently called out by a former member of that group, Kaya Jones.

Iovine produced for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’s between 1979 and 1985, and help craft their most notable album Damn the Torpedoes. According to Iovine, he was best friends with Petty.

Although they seemed to be great friends, Petty has publicly expressed his opposition to this kind of behavior. This is what he had to say about the Catholic Church’s pedophilia epidemic:

“If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club. And I wouldn’t give them any more money.”

Given his clear position against pedophilia and sexual abuse, is it possible that Petty didn’t know what his “best friend” was up to? In addition, it’s pretty strange that Petty died just a few weeks after his “best friend” was exposed as a sexual predator.

Another suspicious aspect of Petty’s death is that his cause of death is currently unknown. According to the CDC, when the cause of death is unknown and is listed as deferred, it “…is intended to apply only to cases in which there is a reasonable expectation that an autopsy, other diagnostic procedure, or investigation may significantly change the diagnosis”. Early reports of his death claimed the cause was cardiac arrest. Because of this deferment, the cause could be virtually anything.

Also keep in mind that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were on tour between April 20 and September 25 this year, and even had two shows scheduled for November. While Petty did abuse heroin in the 90s, the only publicly known health issue he had shortly before his death was a bout of laryngitis in late August. Obviously, laryngitis has nothing to do with the heart and all do with the throat, making it suspicious that he experienced cardiac arrest exactly a week after his last show.

Was Tom Petty murdered because he was going to expose some Hollywood music industry sexual abusers? It seems we’re getting closer and closer to the truth.

Update: Kaya Jones today shared a song by Tom Petty on Twitter that dealt with the subject matter of music industry executives. Some of the lyrics are as follows:

“Or bring me a girl, they’re always the best. You put ’em on stage and you have them undress. Some angel whore who can learn a guitar lick. Hey! Now that’s what I call music!”