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Tom Petty: Life and career in pictures

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 28: FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Tom Petty performs in concert with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during their "Hypnotic Eye Tour 2014" in Philadelphia. Petty, George Harrison, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna and John Mellencamp are among the A-list contenders nominated for the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala will take place June 9, 2016.(Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

A veteran rocker and the frontman of the popular '80s rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Petty died at 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He achieved countless milestones during his career and continued to impress with his performances until just days before his death. Here is a look back at the heartland rocker's inspiring life and career.

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