Tom Petty Died From An Accidental Drug Overdose — See The Autopsy Results

He will be missed…

As we wrote in October 2017, Tom Petty passed away at 66 after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.

Days later, the rock legend’s death certificate listed his cause of death as “deferred,” which meant officials were still waiting on autopsy results.

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Fast forward to Friday, the results are in, and the Free Fallin’ singer passed away due to “mixed drug toxicity.”

According to TMZ, the musician died from an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking several medications including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl.

At the time, Petty suffered a number of medical problems, including emphysema, knee problems, and a fractured hip, made worse by his demanding tour schedule.

On the day of his heart attack, family members say his hip gave out, which may have led him to overtake his medication.

Additionally, when Petty went into cardiac arrest, medical officials were able to revive him until he lost pulse for 20 minutes during the ambulance ride to the hospital. When he arrived, he went into cardiac arrest again, and eventually passed away 21 hours later.

The report also says he suffered from coronary artery atherosclerosis.

R.I.P. Tom

[Image via JLN Photography/WENN.]

Horror Ending: Tom Petty Died Of ‘Accidental Drug Overdose’

Tom Petty Death Accidental Drug Overdose

Tom Petty’s death was an “accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications,” his family said as the coroner released his autopsy and noted he had massive organ failure due to “mixed drug toxicity.”

The “Free Fallin’” singer was 66 when he had a heart attack on October 1, 2017. He was taken off life support and died the following day.

“Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications,” his wife Dana and daughter Adria Petty said on Facebook on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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The toxicology report released by the Los Angeles County Coroner noted Petty was on several drugs at the time of his death, including “Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl.”

Petty’s family explained “Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip.”

They revealed his determination to continue performing may have led to his death. “Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury.

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“On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.”

Dana, who tried to save Tom with CPR on the day he collapsed, described the end of his life. “On a positive note we now know for certain he went painlessly and beautifully exhausted after doing what he loved the most, for one last time, performing live with his unmatchable rock band for his loyal fans on the biggest tour of his 40 plus year career. He was extremely proud of that achievement in the days before he passed.

The singer’s wife and daughter said they respected the ruling about his death, writing: “We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including Fentanyl patches and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident.”

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They addressed the opioid epidemic. “As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications.”

His death left a hole in the family and for his fans, Dana and Adria wrote. “We continue to mourn with you and marvel at Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ incredible positive impact on music and the world. And we thank you all for your love and support over the last months.

“Thank you also for respecting the memory of a man who was truly great during his time on this planet both publicly and privately.

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“We would be grateful if you could respect the privacy of the entire Heartbreaker family during this difficult time.”

RIP Tom Petty.

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Ewan McGregor’s Daughter UNLEASHES On Her Dad Leaving The Family For Another Woman — In An Original Song!

Men always seem to forget about the families they leave behind…

Well, Ewan McGregor is going to have a slightly tougher time keeping ex Eve Mavrakis and their four daughters out of mind, because Esther McGregor is not staying out of sight!

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The 15-year-old posted a video of herself performing a new song on Instagram, and while the song is metered and melancholic — the lyrics are pure FIRE.

And that may be because they’re all about Ewan getting caught with new girlfriend Elizabeth Winstead!

Ch-ch-check out Made You A Man (below)!

Made you a man- by me 🎸:)A post shared by Snap: esther2219 (@esther.mcgregor) on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:27pm PST


Lines like “I read some dumb shit that I found online” and “Seeing those pictures, they’re making me cry” have given fans the distinct impression she’s singing about the first pics of her dad and his Fargo costar kissing hitting the net.

But the clincher was the line “Happy birthday to me.” Those photos were published on October 22 — Esther’s birthday.

Damn, gurl.

We’re sincerely sorry she had to deal with all this, but we’re also excited to see what she does in the future!

[Image via Instagram/Eugene Powers/WENN.]

Jessie J Is Competing In A Chinese Reality TV Singing Competition Show, For Some Reason…

Maybe she was paid a lot of dough??

British pop star Jessie J is currently competing on a Chinese reality TV singing competition show called Singer 2018 on Hunan TV

Yes, you read that right. We are not joking.

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According to The Straits Times referencing Chinese reports, the Bang Bang artist is the show’s first Anglo-American contestant. When asked why she is competing in a non-English-speaking country, she answered in the first episode:

“Yeah, why not? Let’s go… There’s nothing I can’t do. That’s how I feel in my heart… I’m turning 30 this year and I just think, why not? It’s an experience I’ll never forget and may never get again and I’m gonna sing like I’ve never sung before.”

Unlike her song Price Tag, we totally think it IS all about the money, money, money!

Despite the randomness of it all, the musician placed first for two consecutive weeks, performing her hit song Domino and then doing a cover of Whitney Houston‘s I Have Nothing.

Whatever country she is in, girl can SANG!

WATCH clips (below):

[Image via The Singer/YouTube.]

Margot Robbie’s Painkiller Mix-up Left Her High For Awful Audition

Margot Robbie was left panicking before a driving test years ago when she realized she was high on painkillers.
The Suicide Squad star mixed up her medications after a minor surgery and hit the studio for a screen test feeling more than a little out of sorts.
The Australian recalls, “I had this really small, day surgery the day before a big audition that I really wanted the role for (sic). I was in so much pain that my friend, who just had a root canal, gave me his painkillers and said, ‘You’ll be fine’.
“It was Percocet, which I’d never heard of. I thought it was like Panadol, which is like Tylenol; not a big deal. He said, ‘Here, take two’, which I thought meant take two as the dosage but really he meant take two just in case you need more.
“I wake up getting ready for this audition and don’t have time to eat breakfast and on an empty stomach I have two Percocets for the first time ever! I’m driving to the audition and suddenly I’m like, ‘Oh my God, what a lovely day it is!’ I’ve got one hand out the window. I was off my head!”
The audition did not go well and then The Wolf of Wall Street star remembered she was taking her driving test hours later.
“I knew I was not OK to do a driver’s test,” she adds. “Fortunately my friend was working at Sony (studios) near the audition and I ran to her (and said), ‘Can you give me food or something. I think I’m high, help me!’”

Leonardo DiCaprio Keen To Team Up With Gary Oldman’s Darkest Hour Make-up Guru

Leonardo DiCaprio was so impressed with Gary Oldman’s look in Darkest Hour he’s trying to lure his make-up guru out of retirement for his new Quentin Tarantino film.
The Revenant star has signed on to play an ageing actor in Tarantino’s new Manson Family murders movie, and it looks as if he’ll be calling on the services of Kazuhiro Tsuji to make him look unrecognisable.
Oldman reveals DiCaprio has asked for the make-up artist’s details: “He’s got something brewing where he has to gain the weight for it,” Gary explains. “He came to me the other night and asked me, who’s the guy who did my make-up, adding, ‘I want to give him a call!’”
The 2018 Oscars Best Actor favorite reveals he first worked with Tsugi two decades ago, when he was “almost an ape” in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes.
“I had a head cast and that’s as far as it got,” he explains. “It didn’t work out but Kazu’s work with Apes and Men In Black and even The Grinch… He retired from the movie industry, but I said to (Darkest Hour director) Joe Wright, ‘The only man on the planet who could even remotely pull this off is Kazu’.
“It wasn’t completely contingent on Kazu doing it, but that’s who I wanted. I met him and seduced him out of retirement to please come and do this. I think he lived up to the task.”
Oldman’s make-up has won almost as much praise as the actor’s performance, and now Gary insists there’s no reason for an actor to gain a lot of weight for a film role.
“I’m nearly 60 and I thought I’d have to gain 70 pounds or more to even remotely get the neck or the jowls…,” the actor explains. “It was always going to be make-up, rather than me do that. It’s too unhealthy. Especially at 60, you’re changing your metabolism so dramatically that you’ve got the liver, the heart, the kidneys… It would be foolish to do it, especially if you could do it convincingly another way.”