Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute to “Long Lost Brother” Tom Petty


Bruce Springsteen has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late Tom Petty.

In a series of tweets, Springsteen described the late rock star as “a great songwriter and performer” and his “long lost brother.” 

The full tribute read “Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty. Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates,”

He continued, “I’ve always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him.”

Springsteen is not the only musician to pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter. REM’s Peter Buck joined Coldplay on stage on Monday night to perform Petty’s “Free Fallin”. You can watch the performance here.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have also taken to Twitter to pay their respects to Petty. McCartney described the US icon as “a lovely, intelligent and talented” man. While Starr simply said “I’m sure going to miss you Tom”.

Petty’s death was confirmed by his manager Tony Dimitriades, on behalf of his family. He died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest the day before. The musician was 66.

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